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Kremlin not looking forward to Mueller report's release

It is the US that should be interested in the report's release, not Russia, Peskov stressed
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov Vitaliy Nevar/TASS
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov
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MOSCOW, April 18. /TASS/. The Kremlin does not look forward to the release of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding that Moscow had more important issues on the agenda.

"It is America that is looking forward to the report’s release but we aren’t. This is not an issue for us, it is not a thing that interests us or causes us concern," Peskov pointed out. "All the reports on the matter that have been released so far contain nothing but cursory statements," he noted, adding that "we have more interesting and important things to do."

CBS reported earlier that US Attorney General William Barr would hold a news conference to discuss the Mueller report release. US President Donald Trump, in turn, announced plans to address a press conference later.

The US Department of Justice plans to release a redacted version of the report on April 18.

On March 24, the Department issued a report on the Mueller investigation findings, which particularly states that there was no collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign team. Nevertheless, the report still clings to the assertion that Russia tried to influence the US elections through the Internet Research Agency and via alleged hacker attacks.

US intelligence continues to accuse Russia of interfering in the American political process in 2016. Ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller had been investigating these allegations since May 2017. The White House occupant and his aides have repeatedly rejected all ‘collusion’ accusations between Trump’s campaign team and Russia. Moscow has also refuted these allegations.