MOSCOW, April 19. /TASS/. /TASS/. US President Donald Trump said Thursday that Russia did not affect the 2016 presidential election in the United States.
"Anything the Russians did concerning the 2016 Election was done while Obama was President. He was told about it and did nothing! Most importantly, the vote was not affected," Trump wrote on his official Twitter account.
The FBI, as well as the intelligence committees of the US Senate and House of Representatives, have been handling the investigation into Russia’s alleged interference into the 2016 US presidential election.
In May 2017, the US Department of Justice announced that former FBI Chief Robert Mueller had been appointed as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference, shortly after Trump fired James Comey from his FBI chief’s post. According to The Washington Post, Mueller is using documents compiled by Comey in his investigation.
A report by US Attorney General William Burr published on March 24 has confirmed that there was no collusion between Moscow and Donald Trump's presidential campaign. However, the document claims that Russia attempted to influence the outcome of the US 2016 presidential election through cyberattacks, as well as through the activities of Russia’s Internet Research Agency.
Trump and key members of his team have been repeatedly rejecting all the accusations concerning any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Moscow has also been refuting these allegations.