US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a one-on-one meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland [File: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo]
A bipartisan United States Senate report released on Tuesday confirms the US intelligence community’s conclusions that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election to sow chaos. Senators warned that it could happen again this presidential election year.
The heavily redacted report from the Senate Intelligence Committee is part of the panel’s more than three-year investigation into the Russian interference. The intelligence agencies concluded in January 2017 that Russians had engaged in cyber-espionage and distributed messages through Russian-controlled propaganda outlets to undermine public faith in the democratic process, hurt Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and help President Donald Trump.