“Russian inter-meddling” led to last year’s violent clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, says a US lawmaker.
Virginia Republican Representative Tom Garrett cited FBI Director Christopher Wray Saturday as saying that Russian hackers contributed to “fomenting the flames of what happened in Charlottesville.”
“I sat in a closed session briefing probably two months ago about Charlottesville with the director of the FBI, amongst others, and asked if Russian inter-meddling had to do with fomenting the flames of what happened in Charlottesville,” Garett told CNN. “I was told yes, it did.”
The member of the House Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs committees had previously linked the attack to “foreign influence.”
“[Russia uses] events like this divisive racial fight … and this is the sort of thing they do,” Garett claimed.
Last year, a man with alleged neo-Nazi ties drove his car into…