Vasilii Piskarev: unsubstantiated accusations of Russia’s meddling in the US elections are hackneyed tricks

Chairman of the Commission on the Investigation of Foreign Interference in Russia’s Internal Affairs Vasilii Piskarev called the statement of the representative of the US administration on possible new restrictions against Russia for meddling in the US elections "an element of the electoral competition"
Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasilii Piskarev
Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasilii Piskarev

”If Russian interference had existed, the evidence would have been found long ago and presented to the public,“ he said in an interview to parliamentary journalists.

Vasilii Piskarev Piskarev Vasilii Ivanoviсh Piskarev
Vasilii Ivanoviсh
recalled that the relevant State Duma Commission ”had revealed and showed the real facts of interference of the US authorities in the elections in Russia.“

“The US media, funded by the US Congress, and representatives of the US Embassy in Moscow also interfered in the election process in our country. All these facts had been documented and proved by an independent expertise. We have heard only unfounded accusations of the US side and vague references to the special services that are trying to find the evidence,” the parliamentarian stressed.

“An imaginary 'Russian meddling', which is so much talked about, and no one has proved it, gives US politicians a great opportunity to blame Russia for all their failures in the election campaign and to impose new sanctions. That are hackneyed tricks, which, unfortunately, are now indispensable elements of the US policy,“ concluded Vasilii Piskarev.