BBC: Russia Putin: Kremlin accuses US of meddling in election

An expected US report that could sanction Kremlin-linked oligarchs is an attempt to influence Russia's March presidential election, Moscow has said.

The US treasury report is expected to detail the closeness of senior Russian political figures and oligarchs to President Vladimir Putin, who is standing for re-election.

US officials accuse Russia of meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections.

Kremlin representatives have repeatedly denied the allegations.

Mr Putin's spokesman said the forthcoming report would be analysed.

LA Times: Vladimir Putin again denies Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election

Russian President Vladimir Putin once again dismissed allegations that his country interfered in the U.S. presidential election, and in a new interview also questioned the citizenship of 13 people indicted by a special counsel investigating efforts to sway the electorate.

"Maybe they are not even Russians, but Ukrainians, Tatars or Jews, but with Russian citizenship, which should also be checked," Putin said during Saturday's two-part interview with NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly.

Western Journal: Mueller Indicted a Company That Didn’t Exist

To paraphrase attorney Johnny Cochran’s famous line from the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial, “If it doesn’t exist, you must acquit.”

Attorney Eric Dubelier didn’t use those words, but he did point out that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment against 16 Russian companies for alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election included charges against one company that doesn’t exist.

Huffington Post: U.S. Hits Russia With Sanctions For Election Meddling, Cyber Attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States slapped sanctions on 19 Russian individuals and five groups, including Moscow’s intelligence services, for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and malicious cyber attacks, the Treasury Department said on Thursday.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said there would be additional sanctions against Russian government officials and oligarchs “for their destabilizing activities.” Mnuchin did not give a timeframe for those sanctions, which he said would sever the individuals’ access to the U.S. financial system.

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