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The US Promised $10 Million For Information About Election Interference

The US Promised $10 Million For Information About Election Interference

Washington is offering a $ 10 million reward for information about those who meddle in the US presidential election, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

"And while we're on the subject of Russia, the state Department's rewards for justice program offers a reward of $10 million for information that leads to the identification or location of any person who is under the control of a foreign state and interferes in the US election by participating in criminal cyberattacks," Pompeo said at a press conference at the State Department.

The US presidential election is scheduled for November 3, 2020. Recently, President Donald Trump raised the issue of postponing voting day due to the situation with coronavirus in the country. The American media clarified that trump's powers are not enough to postpone the election.

Russian interference in the US election

The topic of foreign interference in American elections has been actively discussed in American political circles since reports emerged of Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election.

A team led by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has been set up to investigate alleged Russian interference in the US election. After almost two years of investigation, investigators found no signs of collusion between the Russian Federation and the election headquarters of Donald Trump but considered it proven that Russia interfered in the American elections.

Moscow has repeatedly assured that it did not interfere in the internal affairs of the United States.