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'What was taxpayers' money get spent on?' Russia dismisses report into its meddling in US election

Russia has consistently rejected any claims of interference in the election.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on the investigation into interference in the 2016 US presidential election
Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on the investigation into interference in the 2016 US presidential election
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RUSSIA HAS ONCE again dismissed a report by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller into its interference into the 2016 US Presidential election.

Speaking after part of the report was given to the US Congress yesterday, a Kremlin spokesman said that it failed to present clear evidence of any meddling by Moscow and called its impact on relations regrettable.

“As a whole the report as before does not present any reasonable proof at all that Russia allegedly meddled in the electoral process in the US,” Dmitry Peskov told journalists, saying the report contained “no new information.”

Russia has consistently rejected any suggestion that it interfered in the election won by Donald Trump.

The politically explosive probe by Mueller ruled that Trump’s campaign did not criminally conspire with Russians to skew the election, and drew no conclusion on allegations of obstruction.

“We regret that documents of such quality have a direct influence on the development of US-Russian bilateral relations which are not in the best shape as it is,” Peskov said.

He also suggested that US taxpayers should question why their money was spent on the lengthy probe with such a result.

“In our country, the audit chamber would probably take an interest in such a report: what did American taxpayers’ money get spent on?

“But let the US taxpayers themselves ask that question,” Peskov added.

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