MOSCOW, May 30. /TASS/. The Kremlin wants to hope that Russophobic hysteria won’t dominate the upcoming US presidential election campaign, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.
The presidential election is a US domestic affair, but the previous experience shows that it is accompanied by fueling a new wave of Russophobic hysteria, Peskov noted. "Every time we want to hope that this won’t happen."
"We hope that this time this entire Russophobic hysteria won’t be put at the forefront of the election campaign," he stressed.
The US presidential election campaign will be launched in February 2020. The 59th presidential election is due to be held on November 3, 2020.
The Kremlin spokesman refused to comment on the statements of Special Counsel Robert Mueller concerning Russia’s alleged meddling in the previous US presidential campaign. "I think we have already paid enough attention to the issue of Mr. Mueller and the outcome of his work," he noted.
The investigation launched by Special Counsel and ex-FBI director Robert Mueller in May 2017, accusing Russia of allegedly meddling in the 2016 polls, was completed this March. It found no evidence that the Trump campaign team "had conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Russia has also repeatedly denied all allegations that it had attempted to influence the US election. On Wednesday, Mueller announced his resignation.