“I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign,” Mr. Sessions said. “I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false.” The clash was the latest escalation in the continuing fallout from what intelligence officials have concluded was Russian interference in the 2016 election to help President Trump, including by hacking Democratic emails and providing them to WikiLeaks for release.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The accusations of Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 US election have been made up, US Congressman Joe Wilson told Sputnik on Thursday. “I don’t see Russia involvement in the election. That’s made up,” Wilson stated.
Editor’s note: Since we published this story, the question of Russia’s role has come under additional questioning. The Washington Post reported Dec. 9 that the CIA concluded Russia meddled in the election with the intent to help Trump, rather than to disrupt the election generally. The New York Times produced a similar report.