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The CIA said any interactions with foreign intelligence officials would have been conducted in accordance with US law and in consultation with appropriate departments and agencies. Did any White House or National Security Council official meet with Naryshkin?

According to multiple US intelligence agencies, Russian Federation interefered in the 2016 USA presidential election in a bid to help secure the election of Donald Trump-and the SVR played a key role.

The Trump administration released a list of Russian businessmen and oligarchs tied to the Kremlin on Tuesday night but decided not to add new sanctions against Moscow.

However, the Russian influence also came into play over a decision to release a Republican memo claiming Federal Bureau of Investigation misconduct in obtaining a search warrant against former Trump aide Carter Page, said Murphy.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with top Russian intelligence officers days before insinuating that Moscow was likely to interfere in the upcoming USA midterm elections.

Current and former US intelligence officials said they couldn't recall so many heads of Russia's espionage and security apparatus coming to Washington at once and meeting with a top American official.

And lawmakers are blasting the Trump administration for failing to impose new Russia-related sanctions that some had expected this week.

Among other questions, Schumer asked how Naryshkin was able to enter the United States because he is under USA sanctions barring him from the country.

Pompeo did not address whether the topic of Russian election interference was raised in these meetings, something which President Trump has sought to downplay but the Central Intelligence Agency director continues to mention as a threat.

It is Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov told about Naryshkin's visit to the United States on January, 30.

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U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman also confirmed that Pompeo met with his "Russian counterparts"- without naming names - and no denials have been issued.

An SVR officer posing as an attache at the Russian mission to the United Nations was also linked to an effort to recruit Carter Page, a former Moscow-based investment banker who was later an official in Donald Trump's election campaign.

Schumer suggested that a meeting between Pompeo and the Russian intelligence officials may be tied to the Trump administration declining to impose new sanctions on the country.

"We don't see this sort of thing being reported very often", he said.

"There's just a fundamental difference piled on top of the fact that the two countries' intelligence agencies are basically at war", Weiss said.

Asked if Russian Federation would try to influence the mid-term elections, he said: "Of course".

Talks between top USA and Russian intelligence officials occurred just days before Pompeo again warned that Russia will attempt to meddle in the 2018 United States mid-term elections, a CNN report said.

"When those meetings take place, you and the American people should rest assured that we cover very hard subjects in which American and Russian interests do not align", Pompeo wrote to Schumer.

On Tuesday, Pompeo told the BBC that China was as big a threat to the Russian Federation, adding that China had placed its spies in schools and hospitals.

"We vigorously defend America in these encounters and pull no punches - we never will", he wrote. -Russian relations. They include Russia's 2014 seizure of Crimea and its interference in Ukraine and Russia's military intervention on the government's side in the Syrian civil war.


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