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World Lavrov calls U.S. election meddling claims 'blabber'

15:37  17 february  2018
15:37  17 february  2018 Source:   afp.com

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday dismissed as “ blabber ” accusations that Moscow had interfered in the US election that brought President Donald Trump to power. “So as long as we don’t see facts, everything else is blabber ,” Lavrov said at the Munich Security Conference, a day

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday dismissed as " blabber " accusations that Moscow had interfered in the US election that brought President Donald Trump to power. "So as long as we don't see facts, everything else is blabber ," Lavrov said at the Munich Security.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded to the Mueller indictment at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.© Alexander Shcherbak, TASS via Getty Images) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded to the Mueller indictment at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday dismissed as "blabber" accusations that Moscow had interfered in the U.S. election that brought President Donald Trump to power.

"So as long as we don't see facts, everything else is blabber," Lavrov said at the Munich Security Conference, a day after the U.S. indicted 13 Russians for running a secret campaign to sway the American vote.

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The indictments — which include the first charges laid by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller for election interference — detailed a stunning operation launched in 2014 in a bid to sow social division in the United States and influence American politics "including the presidential election of 2016."

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  Trump lashes out at 'Fake News Media' over Mueller indictments Trump on Saturday attacked the news media for its coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of more than a dozen Russians accused of interfering in the 2016 election. In a series of tweets, Trump said news outlets have not highlighted the ways he believes the charges exonerate his campaign from colluding with Moscow's election-meddling efforts."Funny how the Fake News Media doesn't want to say that the Russian group was formed in 2014, long before my run for President. Maybe they knew I was going to run even though I didn't know!" the president tweeted.

MUNICH, Germany — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday dismissed as “ blabber ” accusations that Moscow had interfered in the US election that brought President Donald Trump to power. “So as long as we don’t see facts, everything else is blabber ,” Lavrov said at the Munich

(2nd UPDATE) 'So as long as we don't see facts, everything else is blabber ,' says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov . "We didn't meddle in the American political life," said Kislyak, who was posted in Washington when Trump' s White House win stunned the world.

Mueller alleges that by mid-2016, the campaign — under the direction of Yevgeny Prigozhin, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin — became focused on boosting Trump and demeaning his rivals, including Democrat Hillary Clinton.

It allegedly involved "hundreds" of people working in shifts and with a budget of millions of dollars. Three companies were also indicted.

Mueller charges that members of the group posed as U.S. citizens on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, posting content that reached "significant numbers" of Americans.

The content was retweeted by the president's two eldest sons, Don Jr. and Eric, as well as other top campaign officials and members of Trump's inner circle.

The indictments made no judgement, however, on whether the Russian efforts had altered the outcome of the election.

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MUNICH, Germany (AFP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday dismissed as “ blabber ” accusations that Moscow had interfered in the US election that brought President Donald Trump to power. “So as long as we don’t see facts, everything else is blabber ,” Lavrov said at the

“So as long as we don’t see facts, everything else is blabber ,” Lavrov said at the Munich Security Conference, a day after the US indicted 13 Russians for running a secret campaign to sway the American vote.

When asked to comment on the charges at the top security gathering in Germany, Lavrov said: "I don't have a reaction because anything and everything can be published. We see how accusations, statements, are multiplying."

But he stressed that U.S. officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, had in the past "denied that any country influenced results of the election."

Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova had earlier called Mueller's allegations as "absurd."

Trump, meanwhile, has seized on the indictments as proof that his campaign team did not conspire with Moscow.

"Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for president," he tweeted Friday. "The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong — no collusion!"

None of the 13 Russian suspects are in U.S. custody.

On Russia, Americans trust special counsel Mueller more than Trump, USA TODAY poll shows .
On Russian meddling, most Americans trust special counsel Robert Mueller more than President Trump, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds. By wide margins, those surveyed are convinced that Russians meddled in the 2016 presidential election and that they will try it again. More than four in 10 believe Moscow's interference affected the outcome of the election that put Trump in the White House.

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