Russia: Dems’ accusations of meddling damaging relations

Russia: Dems’ accusations of meddling damaging relations
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The Kremlin said on Thursday that a recent report from Senate Democrats accusing Russia of election meddling was damaging relations between the U.S. and Moscow. 

“With regards to this (anti-Russian) campaign, all we can do is express our regret and repeat that these accusations remain unfounded,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a statement, according to Reuters. 

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The report from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee rips President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her MORE for not doing enough to address Russian interference in U.S. elections. 

Democrats on the committee also said the Russians have interfered with other elections in Europe for almost 20 years. 

The report refers to the interference as a “relentless assault” on democratic institutions across the world. 

“This threat existed long before President Trump took office,” the committee's ranking Democrat, Sen. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinOvernight Health Care: Senators target surprise medical bills | Group looks to allow Medicaid funds for substance abuse programs | FDA launches anti-vaping campaign for teens Bipartisan group wants to lift Medicaid restriction on substance abuse treatment More Dems come out in public opposition to Kavanaugh MORE (Md.), said in a statement. “And unless he takes action now, it will continue long after his administration.”

The report comes as the federal and congressional probes into Russian meddling and alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow continue.