The statements of the former adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Andrei Illarionov that the attack on the US Capitol on January 6 was planned by supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement, will be checked by the Cato Institute in Washington, where Mr. Illarionov works as a senior researcher. Institute spokeswoman Corey Whalen said management denied the researcher’s point of view.
“The leadership of the Cato Institute categorically rejects the statements in the post of Mr. Illarionov. The situation is being discussed among the leadership and with Mr. Illarionov, ”Politico quoted Ms. Whalen as saying. The institute has previously publicly condemned the attack on the Capitol and accused US President Donald Trump of inciting mistrust of the presidential election results.
Mr. Illarionov made his statements about the attack on the Capitol and the US elections on his blog on LiveJournal. He groundlessly stated that the rallies were peaceful, and provocateurs broke through the guards of the Capitol. In addition, he said that the winner in the US presidential election was unclear, as the results of elections in some states were “challenged.” Recall that the claims of the campaign headquarters of Mr. Trump and other Republicans were either rejected or did not change the vote.
We will remind, on January 6, supporters of Donald Trump broke into the building of the US Congress, trying to disrupt the approval of the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential elections. On January 7, after Mr Trump’s supporters left the Capitol, Congress confirmed Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.
About what is happening in the United States – in the material “Kommersant” “Say Bad About Donald Trump.”