Putin jokes: Interference in the upcoming US elections "very likely"
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Putin during the "Russian Energy Week", in response to a question in this regard, sarcastically said: "very likely" - we have already heard it, (Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller) has found no evidence of our complicity with Trump in the past days, but he expressed concerns that we might do so in the future."
"It is funny, or it was funny if not sad, because all that we see now in the domestic politics of the United States violates Russian-American relations, and I am sure it hurts the United States in particular," Putin said.
Putin added, commenting, that "Mueller did not find evidence of any collusion between Russia and Trump, but touched on the possibility of Russian intervention in the upcoming US elections in 2020."
In this regard, Russian President Vladimir Putin talked about the accusations the West has always made against Russia, pointing out that the British authorities, even before a thorough investigation into the poisoning case of former intelligence officer Sergei Scribal and his daughter Yulia, blamed Russia for the incident, without citing any evidence.
"The most important" evidence "was what British Prime Minister Theresa May said that the Russian authorities' involvement in the case was" very likely, "which is very funny, After that, the Scribal case sparked an international scandal, followed by one of the most mass expulsions of Russian diplomats from the EU and the USA." He added.
Washington has repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in the US presidential election in 2016, while Moscow denied the Americans' allegations that it had tried to influence the results of the US elections.