Russia scandal continues as US intelligence agencies are persuaded Russia mounted a campaign to aid Donald Trump get elected
Vladimir Putin had once again repudiated Russian meddling in the US polls, accusing charges that Moscow had sought to influence the vote on an internal political combat in the US.
Read my lips no, the Russian president reacted, when asked whether Russia had tried to influence the vote. He emphasised the denial with people saying no in English.
The Russia scandal continues to hang over the Trump administration: US intelligence agencies are persuaded Russia attached awareness-raising campaigns to assist Donald Trump get elected, but a House of Representatives inquiry into the allegations has become mired in political infighting.
The US president has repudiated those demands, as well as unverified affirms, realise in a dossier compiled by the former MI6 agent Christopher Steele, that Trumps campaign team colluded with Russian ability.
Putin accused these allegations on US politics, and warned that it was dangerous to pit Washington against Moscow. Do we want to completely destroy our diplomatic relations, to bring the situation to how it was in the 1960 s, with the Cuban missile crisis? Putin questioned, during an Arctic forum in the Russian city of Arkhangelsk.
Russian officials prepared little secret of their preference for Trump during the electoral campaign, partly due to a visceral dislike of Hillary Clinton and partly due to Trumps recurred am of the view that he wanted to do deals with Russia and admired Putin.
But after an initial flurry of excite over the election results, there has been something of a reassessment. Michael Flynn was forced to abdicate from his upright as national insurance adviser after lying about his extensive the relations with the Russian ambassador in Washington, and the Russia issue has now grow so poisonous that there is little infinite to get any finesse done.
Putin described the scandal over numerous bilateral relations between the Trump team and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak as nonsense, saying he was only doing his chore. What is the representative there for? Hes there to speak to beings, to continue contacts with the political elite, with financiers, with members of the House and the Senate, with administration officials.
The Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, when asked lately by a Russian official who was scheduling a trip-up to the US whom it would be advisable to meet with even though they are, joked that the main thing is not to meet with Kislyak, according to a source with knowledge of the conversation.
The open observance of Trumps victory also led to increased impression over Russias role in the election.
This was a mistake, of course. If you like Trump, you should try to keep quiet where reference is elected and not have a carnival in Moscow, said here political analyst and former Kremlin consultant Gleb Pavlovsky. Though, on the other hand, the hysteria about Russia in the US has surprised me as well.
Russian officials are now biding their day until the scandal dies down. Theres a temporary psychosis in the US, but theyll calm down, said one source close to the Kremlin.
As the honeymoon period between Russia and Trump soured, nation television leaders were told to tone down their coverage of the US president, and almost overnight Trump faded from screens, though in recent weeks report about the US president has made a measured comeback.
While the hagiographic coverage of Trump is over, there is no such thing as negative coverage of the US president in the way there was of Barack Obama and his government. There has been almost no coverage of the various types Washington hearings about Russian meddling.
The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, who as CEO of ExxonMobil did a number of batches in Russia, must be presented in Moscow in the coming weeks, but the world awaits the first meet of Trump and Putin in person. That seems likely to happen at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July, but there is a possibility it could happen at an Arctic summit in Finland in May. Putin indicated that the government would be happy to travel to the summit, but any convene would depend on Trump agreeing.
Trumps stated are looking forward to do deals with Putin has alarmed numerous in European capitals, but analysts in Moscow have little optimism that the pair could form a splendid buy.
I think therell be a lot of noise but no develop. I cant understand what they have to offer one another, Pavlovsky replied.