CNN: Kremlin spokesman: 'Russia is being demonized'
(CNN)Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Sunday that Russia is being demonized, and that it was impossible for his country to have interfered with the 2016 election, despite US claims.
Peskov, who has been a spokesman and top aide to Vladimir Putin for almost two decades, told CNN's Fareed Zakaria that he was sorry for the many controversies surrounding Russia's connection to the Trump campaign and its role in effecting the outcome of the US election.
Saying he didn't know where to begin with all the allegations, Zakaria began by asking Peskov directly if the Russian government had "any collaboration or serious communication back and forth with Donald Trump's campaign during the election campaign last year."
"The answer is very simple, no," Peskov replied.
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WNU Editor: The Kremlin is becoming frustrated/impatient with the Trump administration. They should not be. President Trump's focus is on his domestic agenda, the wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan, and what to do with North Korea. I keep on telling my friends, old colleagues, and family in Russia that Russia is probably #4 on President Trump's foreign policy list of priorities .... but this will probably change by summer. This is in contrast with the Kremlin's international priorities, where improving U.S. - Russia ties is probably priority #1. In their eyes improvement would mean cooperation in Syria, finding common ground to solve the Ukraine crisis, and the elimination of sanctions.
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