Russia launches investigation into US media

Russia plans to investigate American media outlets to determine whether they illegally influenced the Kremlin’s 2016 parliamentary elections, according to a Wednesday Moscow Times report.

Leonid Levin, head of the legislative Committee on Information and Communication, reportedly said CNN, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe were among those being investigated.

He said the work of journalists at those outlets could have interfered with Russian election results.

“The structures we are discussing are part of a larger American system of pressure on our country. They are using a variety of instruments in respect to both the Russian electoral process and on our country as a whole,” Levin said Tuesday at a State Duma committee meeting, according to the Moscow newspaper.

He said the committee invited representatives from both CNN and Voice of America to appear before it, but neither responded.

The U.S. funds Voice of America and Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe, while CNN is a privately owned broadcast company.

Levin noted that the U.S. is conducting similar investigations on Russian media.

“The U.S. Senate is considering a bill which grants the U.S. Justice Ministry — including the FBI — additional powers to investigate potential violations of U.S. law by RT America. Similar claims have been leveled at [state-funded English-language news website] Sputnik and other Russian media,” Levin continued.

At the end of March, the leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said its investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential campaign was expanding.

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  • Howleyesque

    Like there’s ANY doubt the Criminally Insane A—-s TRIED! But, being the in uniformed version of the Keystone cops they have been for DECADES… Let’s face it, the ONLY success they’ve had in hoodwinking ANYONE with the childish idiocy they fabricate has been …. HERE! And even then they needed the ever so willing cooperation of BOTH Songbird McSTAIN and the propaganda arm of the Democratic party (AKA the CRETIN’S News Network). AND, the ONLY people they’ve convinced are? Those so gullible they voted FOR a KNOWN FELON!

    • The Redman

      Yep. trump-ah-hump ya. hog-eyes.

      • Howleyesque

        Go back to humpin YO MAMA SPEEDY and that FELONIUOS PIG you voted for

        • The Redman

          trump-ah-hump U 2 death hog-eyes. hahahhaahahhaahahahahaha. and yo no good mama

          • Howleyesque

            You back in MEHICO… SPEEDY?

          • The Redman

            On top of yo mama’s “back”. hahahahhahaahahahahaha. hog-eyes jack-bo

  • DeAnn Glover

    Obama tried to interfere in Israel’s election of Netanyahu. What’s to say he didn’t try to interfere in Russia’s through the use of our media

    • The Redman

      Nah, duh-ann. white-folks ruined america

  • The Redman

    white-folks ruined america