Russian lawmaker: U.S. media trying to influence our politics

A Russian state flag waves on top of a hammer and sickle at the State Duma, lower parliament chamber, headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP / Alexander Zemlianichenko)

By The Associated Press, May 19, 2017 

MOSCOW — The head of a Russian parliamentary committee is accusing some American news outlets of being part of “a massive system” to affect Russia’s politics.

In the wake of widespread claims that Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential race, Russia’s State Duma this year began examining the operations of certain U.S. media organizations broadcasting to Russia. They included Voice of America, Radio Liberty and CNN.

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