Soon the situation will be really bad in the world, and Europe can’t survive without Russia. European high representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, pointed out that the EU is open to looking at its relations with Russia under a new perspective but that it is necessary to advance towards the resolution of the conflict in the Ukrainian territory. However, Russian senator Frants Klintsevich recalled that Russia is not taking part in Ukraine’s civil war and is simply providing material, political and humanitarian aid to the Donetsk and Luhansk Popular Republics to prevent Kiev from smashing the Russians in Donbass. However, it has been established that Russians are to be blamed a priori, and relations are built only from this stance. But relations are developing in a way that soon European countries will rush to ask President Vladimir Putin for better relations. Unfortunately, European politicians don’t dare to talk about it because they are afraid of their master, the US.
The newly released House Intelligence Committee transcripts will help establish that there was no Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections whatsoever.
According to the transcripts, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper “never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting [or] conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election”. Nevertheless, in April 2019, Clapper still insisted that there may have been some “passive collusion” between Trump and Russia, despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller finding nothing of the kind.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative denying Moscow's interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
Like multiple earlier stories made by pro-Kremlin outlets regarding the 2016 US election, the present report muddles the crucial distinction between: a) interference, b) collusion, and c) conspiracy.
Russia's interference in the 2016 US presidential election is a well-documented fact. By the time the Mueller report was published, Russian meddling in the 2016 poll had been established by the US intelligence community. The Mueller report itself concluded that Moscow had carried out this effort "in sweeping and systematic fashion" (p. 1).
On the other hand, collusion is "not a specific offense or theory of liability found in the United States Code, nor is it a term of art in [US] federal criminal law," (p. 2) and therefore gathering evidence of it fell outside the scope of the Special Counsel investigation. The aim of the probe was not merely to ascertain contacts between the Trump Campaign and Russia-linked individuals during the election period, but to establish whether these interactions were deliberate enough on the part of Trump Campaign officials to sustain charges of conspiracy (ibid).
Clapper's testimony, therefore, is in line with the findings of the Special Counsel investigation and does nothing to suggest that Russia did not interfere in the election.