Date: Friday, 15-December-2017, 9:53 AM | Message # 1
Putin: Trump opponents harm US with 'invented' Russia scandal - BBC News
Russia's president has accused opponents of his US counterpart Donald Trump of harming the US by "inventing stories" about contacts with Russia. At his annual news conference, Vladimir Putin said contacts between the Trump team and Russian officials before last year's election were normal. He said the US opposition was not treating those who elected Mr Trump with respect. The Trump campaign is being investigated for collusion with Russia. US intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow tried to sway the presidential election in favour of Mr Trump, but Mr Putin denies the allegations.