The U.S. Senate plans to complete the investigation of «Russian interference» to the end of the year

© AP Photo / Alex BrandonЗдание of Congress in Washington. Archival photoThe U.S. Senate plans to complete the investigation of «Russian interference» to the end of the year© AP Photo / Alex Brandon

The Senate intelligence Committee can complete its investigation of so-called «Russian influence» on elections in the United States before the end of the year, told reporters Wednesday its Chairman Richard Burr.

«I wish we finished the job before the end of the year. It is possible,» said the Senator.

He said that the Committee had questioned the «much more» of 40 people who have relevant information. As reported in this newspaper, the Hill, mostly at such meetings were attended by analysts, the intelligence agencies and former members of the government, in particular, ex-Minister of internal security of the USA Jay Johnson.

Burr noted that in this sense, the Committee in July, «will be very aggressive schedule.» «Depending on our plans we can double the number of respondents at the time of the summer recess in August,» he said.

According to the newspaper, the intelligence Committee is «at least one of the five» committees in Congress, who dismantled the influence of the Russian Federation on elections and (her) connection with the election headquarters of Donald trump».

In the U.S. Congress are now independent investigation about the «Russian interference» in the US presidential election, which was won by Donald trump. A similar investigation leads the FBI. Congress has passed several high-profile hearing on «Russian intervention», but participated in the hearing, the scouts did not provide any evidence, citing the secrecy of information.

The American media also regularly reports, generally citing unnamed sources, the contacts of the members of the electoral headquarters of the trump with Russian officials and businessmen.

Russia has repeatedly denied the allegations, press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them «completely unfounded».