Kremlin: U.S ‘Emotional Obsession’ With Russia is Unfortunate
As the U.S. continues to be engulfed in Comeygate, the Russian government has weighed in on what they called the “emotional obsession” the United States seems to have with their country.
“We regret the emotional obsession with the so-called Russian factor that is being zealously maintained in America,” Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Vladimir Putin told reporters, ABC reported. “But, on the other hand, we understand that we need to be patient — this obsession will end soon.”
Peskov doubled down on past Russian assertions that the Putin government never made any effort to intervene in the U.S. election on behalf of any candidate.
Nevertheless, the smoke continues to build around around the FBI investigation into Russian collaboration with the Trump campaign. On the day after firing FBI Director James Comey, President Trump met with Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak — yes that Russian ambassador. Before they spoke, Lavrov openly mocked Comey’s dismissal to reporters. U.S. media was also barred from the Trump, Lavrov, Kislyak meeting — though official photos did manage to find their way to the Russian wire service, TASS.
In testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said that the Russia investigation would continue.
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