Vladimir Putin

Putin says Trump's opponents have invented 'spymania' to block the U.S. president's agenda

Putin says Trump's opponents have invented 'spymania' to block the U.S. president's agenda

Accusations that Donald Trump’s team colluded with the Kremlin during the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign are an invention of the American president’s opposition that has sparked “spymania” in Washington, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

“You know all of this has been invented, made up by people who are in opposition to President Trump with a view to shedding a negative light on what Trump is doing,” Putin said, responding to a U.S. journalist’s question during his annual marathon news conference in Moscow.

Meetings between Russian diplomatic officials and Trump’s campaign team before the election were routine and normal, and part of a process to figure...

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