Kremlin Spokesman: Russian Envoy Met With Clinton Campaign Staff, Too

Mar 13, 2017, 01:01
Kremlin Spokesman: Russian Envoy Met With Clinton Campaign Staff, Too

So, we consider it a real danger for the future of our bilateral relationship.

"The candidate Hillary Clinton was quite negative about our country in her attitude and in her program, declaring Russian Federation being almost the main evil in the world and the main threat for the United States", Peskov told CNN, adding that Trump expressed a willingness to come to an understanding with the Kremlin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan hailed improved bilateral ties between the two countries on Friday, as they pledged to keep on working together to end the turmoil in Syria.

The spokesman characterized there interactions as fairly typical.

Trump is "not hiding the fact that he disagrees in lots of things with Russian Federation, but he's quite pragmatic enough to say that we have to talk", Peskov said.

'Because the more an ambassador talks to people in his country of residence, the better job he does, ' the Putin PR professional added.

Challenged by Zakaria as to whether Kislyak had any similar meetings with Hillary Clinton, Peskov was vague.

Peskov pushed back on that assertion and suggested it wasn't necessarily true.

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"If you look at some people connected with Hillary Clinton during her campaign, you would probably see that he had lots of meetings of that kind", he said.

The comments come a few weeks after the Justice Department confirmed President Donald Trump's Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, met twice with Russia's ambassador to the United States past year.

President Trump, meanwhile, has faced numerous questions about alleged communications with Russian Federation amid the campaign and after the election.

"The answer is very simple, no".

"The fact that Russian Federation is being demonized in that sense comes very unusual to us".

Earlier in March, Senator Richard Blumenthal said that appointing a special prosecutor for the probe into alleged Russian interference in the United States election and ties to the President Donald Trump campaign was critical for the integrity of the Justice Department. "What we have seen - an open, a public part - of a report by one of the agencies, special agencies of the United States".

United States. And we sincerely can not understand why American people and American politicians started the process of self-humiliation. 'You're self-humiliating yourself, saying that a country can intervene in your election process'.