Comey testimony may increase odds of new sanctions Senate Republicans and Democrats negotiating new sanctions amendment McCain pushing new sanctions targeting Russian energy sector Former FBI Director James Comey told a US Senate panel Thursday he had no doubt the Russian government was behind hacks in last year’s US presidential election, testimony which could motivate the Senate to approve new sanctions on Russia’s energy sector as early as next week. Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee he was sure the Russian government had interfered in the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and now-President Donald Trump, including cyber intrusions in voter databases and email accounts at the Democratic Party and Clinton campaign. This, along with other revelations made during Comey’s testimony before the Senate committee “could stoke anti-Russia sentiment and increase the odds of new Congressional sanctions,” according to analysts with ClearView Energy Partners. Article continues below… Oilgram News brings […]