WORLD – Russia’s foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

Russia’s foreign minister has dismissed as “blather” the charges levelled by the FBI special counsel against 13 Russians for election meddling.

Sergei Lavrov said at a major security conference in Germany he would not comment further until he saw “facts”.

The charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller are seen as a major development in his continuing probe into the US 2016 election.

President Trump has said the indictment shows his campaign did “nothing wrong”.

The Russian foreign minister was being questioned by participants at the Munich Security Conference.

Asked about the charges, he said that even Vice-President Mike Pence had called the investigation into question.

“So until we see the facts, everything else is just blather.”

But Mr Trump’s National Security Adviser, H R McMaster, said evidence of Russian meddling was “now incontrovertible”.

It would become harder to conceal attempts to “interfere in our democratic process”, he added.

In a tweet on Friday evening, Mr Trump repeated that there had been “no collusion” between his campaign and Russia.

However, he did appear to concede that Russia had sought to influence the election. The president has previously disputed US intelligence agency assessments suggesting this.


Source: BBC

6 Responses to WORLD – Russia’s foreign minister dismisses FBI charges

  1. Sherlock Holmes. February 17, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    The Mueller investigation is a farce.

    • Richard Johnston February 17, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      I hadn’t realized Russian trolls are operating in Barbados.

  2. Richard Johnston February 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Barbadians: if you don’t know who your friends are by now, this should help you understand.

  3. Tony Webster February 18, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Thanks be to God that , in the global sphere, we are so inconsequential, that Lavrov, and Trump himself, might ask “Barbados”??… is that a new kind of sushi?

  4. jrsmith February 18, 2018 at 10:13 am

    The USA is just a large ex colony afraid of themselves , If its so easy for couple young kids in the UK to hack into data bases in the US what are they shouting the odds for …. They blame Russia, China and North Korea for hacking into various data system in the US……
    The US was also tapping they allies voice connection in Europe and most countries in South America…………..
    In our region we should just shut up and keep out of this …….
    Russia , America, UK, China ,North Korea , Japan and others are all doing each other and use small pour countries to pick up some hidden pieces ……. Remember the H.A.R.P project Barbados wasn’t really what they said it was, was it they lied…….

  5. Helen Juanita Lynch February 18, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    An old Bajan saying “cockroach has no business at fowl cocks dance.”

    And an even older African saying “when two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets hurt”


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