Russia denies interfering with 2020 US presidential election


U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladmir Putin meeting in 2018. Credit The Econimist.

WASHINGTON – On Friday, the Kremlin denied that Russia has or had any involvement with supporting U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election bid. Mr. Trump has also denied allegations of Russia’s involvement, claiming they were a hoax.

These claims were brought to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee by US intelligence officials. Since then, President Trump has removed the acting Intelligence Chief Joseph Maguire and replaced him with a political ally.

(Compiled from Reuters, original reporting by Susan Heavey/Simon Lewis)