NEW YORK, July 9. /TASS/. Influential senators and members of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress criticized the idea of establishing a joint working group on cybersecurity, considering that in this area the trust is not necessary. This, they said Sunday, speaking on air of the American TV channels.

“I don’t think we can expect that the Russian can be reliable partners in such areas as the creation of a group on cyber security” – said in a live CNN senior Democrat in the special Committee on intelligence of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress Adam Schiff (California ).

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He also questioned that the President of the United States Donald trump at a meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Hamburg “put pressure” on Russian leader discussing with him the question of the alleged interference of Moscow in elections in the United States. “How can we believe that President [trump] really put pressure on Putin, when just the day before he said that we do not know whether Russia bears responsibility” for intervention in the American electoral process, said Rep. Schiff was referring to a recent speech by trump in Warsaw when the President said that the answer to the question about the impact on elections is unknown, despite a us intelligence report on this topic.

Senator Lindsey Graham (Republican, South Carolina) said that the establishment of a joint Ukrainian-Russian group on cyber security is “not the most stupid of all ideas that he ever heard, but close to it.” Speaking to broadcaster NBC, Graham also claimed that trump is “literally the only” known him who “doubts about the fact that Russia has made in 2016”. The Senator spoke about the alleged intervention of the Russian Federation in last year’s elections in the United States that Moscow has repeatedly denied.

Meanwhile, as stated by Senator Marco Rubio (Republican, Florida), at the time as “reality and pragmatism demand that we interacted with Vladimir Putin, he will never be an ally you can trust, a reliable or constructive partner”. Rubio is in his Twitter also criticized the idea of cooperation with Russia on cybersecurity.

While reality & pragmatism requires that we engage Vladimir Putin, he will never be a trusted ally or a reliable constructive partner. 1/3

— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) 9 July 2017

Putin will be held in Hamburg of the G20 summit said the agreement with trump about the establishment of a working group on cybersecurity. According to him, they agreed that they would work to “jointly monitor the security of cyberspace is how to ensure unconditional respect for international legal norms in this area, as not to allow interference in the internal Affairs of foreign States.”

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