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Kremlin calls attorney general’s dismissal Washington’s domestic affair

November 08, 14:11 UTC+3 MOSCOW

This investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the US election "is a headache for our US colleagues", the Kremlin spokesman said

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MOSCOW, November 8. /TASS/. The ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the US election is a headache for Washington, which has no relation to Moscow, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, stressing that the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the US domestic affair.

"This investigation is a headache for our US colleagues, it has no relation to us," Peskov stressed. "So far, the result of this commission’s work [on investigating Russia’s alleged meddling] does not hold water. We haven’t heard any other conclusions of this commission," he said. "We are not linked to this and don’t want to be related to this."

US President Donald Trump sacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions, one of his earliest supporters, on Wednesday. In his letter to Trump, Sessions wrote: "At your request, I am submitting my resignation." The president later tweeted that Matthew Whitaker was appointed as Acting Attorney General. Whitaker had served as Chief of Staff under Sessions.

Trump has criticized Sessions on numerous occasions over the past few months, in particular for initiating an independent investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling into the 2016 presidential election. Special counsel Robert Mueller, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), took over this investigation in May 2017. Speaking at a press conference, Trump confirmed that he was considering to reshuffle his cabinet after the November 6 midterm elections.

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