U.S. reaction to Russian intervention and the campaign of disinformation was not strong enough to deter Moscow. About this said the Director of the national security Agency and head of United States cyber command Admiral Mike Rogers at a hearing of the Committee on armed services of the Senate on 27 February, AP reported.
According to Rogers, the United States allowed President Vladimir Putin to come to the conclusion that he may continue this activity as «a small price».
Rogers said that he has taken steps to respond to this threat, but neither the President, Donald trump or the Minister of defence James Mattis did not give him any additional authority to counter the efforts of Russia. Admiral himself assured the Committee that tried to be «good, active commander».
According to democratic Senator Jack reed, the testimony of Rogers indicate that the US authorities «sit and wait» instead of having to respond to the Russian intervention. In response, Rodgers reiterated that he does not have enough power to deter Russia. According to Admiral, such powers vested in the President and the Secretary of defense.
AR notes that the Admiral is retiring and his appearance before the Committee on armed services of the Senate was the last.
In October 2016 the United States government officially accused Russia of hacking into the servers of American political parties, and meddling in the presidential election process in the country. In the Kremlin these charges are called «nonsense».
10 December 2016, the CIA concluded that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election to help Trump win. The speaker of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, has called such allegations «obscene». In the published us intelligence report says that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered to start a campaign for intervention in U.S. elections.
On 16 February 2018, the U.S. Department of justice filed charges in the case of the intervention in the presidential election of 2016, 13 citizens of Russia and three companies. The defendants are the Russian entrepreneur Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is called «Putin’s cook» as well as Mikhail Bystrov, Mikhail Burchik, Alexander Krylov, Anna Bogacheva, Sergei Polozov, Maria Bouda, Robert Bowd, Ceyhun Nasimi oglu Aslanov, Vadim Podkopaev, Irina Kaverina, Gleb Vasil, Vladimir Wreaths. In the case where the «Agency of Internet research“, “Concord Management and Consulting» and «Concord catering»
In the administration of the President of the United States Donald trump is considering the possibility of imposing new sanctions against Russia in response to interference in the elections of the head of the American state, and cyber attacks in 2017.
In February 2018, the U.S. state Department and the Pentagon have reached agreement on the allocation of at least $40 million to fight Russian propaganda, supported by individual States.
Trump was not ordered to counter the cyber threats of the Kremlin — the head of United States cyber command 28.02.2018