Russia shrugs off Mueller report: agencies

Official binders given to reporters with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election are seen in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday dismissed the findings of the long-awaited report by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and said it had failed to present any evidence of Russian meddling in U.S. elections, Russian news agencies reported.

Mueller’s report, released on Thursday, details extensive contacts between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russian operatives who, it said, sought to tilt the election in Trump’s favor.

The report did not find evidence of a criminal conspiracy between Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign and Russia.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Kirsten Donovan

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