U.S. demonizes Russian Federation with claims of tampering election, Kremlin says

U.S. President Donald Trump

Earlier in March, Senator Richard Blumenthal said that appointing a special prosecutor for the probe into alleged Russian interference in the USA election and ties to the President Donald Trump campaign was critical for the integrity of the Justice Department.

'This is his job, ' Peskov said of Kislyak's meetings with Trump's inner circle, including conversations with ex-National Security Director Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign after it was discovered that he misled Vice President Mike Pence over discussions Flynn had with the Russian ambassador.

Peskov also defended those meetings, saying they were not an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election.

"The answer is very simple, no".

'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, ' Peskov said.

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

"America", Peskov said, is "a huge country, a country number one, the most powerful country in the world, with a very, very stable political tradition and you say that a country can easily intervene and easily influence your electoral process".

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Peskov echoed that sentiment in the CNN interview, but urged the U.S. to do more to kickstart the dialogue. He was talking about what is going on in the United States so we have a better understanding in Moscow, ' Peskov continued.

"We will never let anyone to put his nose in our domestic affairs, but we're quite reciprocal in that attitude when it comes to other countries".

"Russia will never initiate putting this issue on the agenda", according to a transcript of his CNN interview, Peskov said.

He added that Russian Federation had seen no evidence over claims made by multiple USA intelligence agencies that Moscow had interfered in the elections.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov listens for a question during his news conference at the ASEAN Russia summit, in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, in this file photo.

A Russian government spokesman expressed impatience Sunday that bilateral relations with the United States have not improved more quickly since US President Donald Trump took office.

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