The US president has called for the Department of Justice (DoJ) to terminate the investigation into an alleged collusion between his campaign and Russia during the election. Moscow has also commented on the lingering issue.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the absence of any leaks in the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election clearly demonstrates that there is no evidence for them.
“It has been almost a year since the United States launched a probe into Trump’s ties with Russia, Russian meddling into the election campaign on the Republicans’ side… But there has not been a single leak about a single fact that would have proved these allegations … The US society in general, especially in foreign affairs, is built on leaks … This means that they just do not have these facts,” Lavrov said in an interview with Valdai Discussion Club’s Website as part of the club’s 14th Annual Meeting in Russia’s southern city of Sochi.
The minister also noted that the anti-Russian hysteria was a reflection of the interior political struggle in the United States.
The top Russian diplomat believes that fueling anti-Russia sentiments in the United States aim to undermine positions of President Donald Trump’s administration.
“I think they [who are pushing the anti-Russia agenda] are counting on undermining the positions of Trump’s administration. Despite the inconsistency of the current administration’s actions in the White House, despite all the extravagance, Trump has not abandoned his slogans, his intentions, which he declared both during the election campaign and after being elected as president, intentions to improve relations with Russia, to cooperate with Russia,” Lavrov told the Valdai Discussion Club.
The 14th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club is being held between Monday and Thursday, and is being attended by over 130 experts from 32 countries.