Russian President Vladimir Putin during the St. Petersburg economic forum commented on accusations of Russian interference in presidential elections in the United States, reports channel «Russia 24».
«It is unclear where did the people who disseminate this information. Our Ambassador with someone met, and what does he do? He gets paid for it. He is instead that needs to go in all sorts of places, visiting which it will expel from work? There you really crazy?» — said Putin.
According to him, the USA has been «hysteria» about Russia’s interference in American politics.
«Well, the pill that they are willing to give you a… a pill? Let the tablet», — Putin said.
Recall that in recent months, contacts with Russian officials with the assistants to the President trump repeatedly hit in the media. In particular, in late may, the Agency CNN, citing its own sources reported that the Russian officials stated that trump’s Advisor on national security, Michael Flynn, is their «ally.»
Relations between the Russian representatives, in particular, the Russian Ambassador to the USA Sergei Kislyak and Michael Flynn are actively developed throughout 2016. In particular, Flynn convinced the Russian leadership not to adopt the response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats. While CNN writes, it is possible that the Russians were exaggerating the extent of his influence on Michael Flynn.
Also, Reuters reported that Michael Flynn and other advisers of the candidate in presidents of the United States Donald trump were in regular contact with the Kremlin officials: only for the last seven months of election campaign, was recorded at least 18 calls and emails sent to Moscow locations, which was not previously known.
These talks became more frequent after November 8, 2016, when it became known about a victory of trump. The parties discussed the creation of a special channel of communication between the American and Russian presidents to bypass the Department of national security of the United States, which they considered a hindrance to the strengthening of bilateral relations.
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