Zakharova: claims that Russia tried to 'recruit' Trump 'nonsense'
The claims that Russia tried to 'recruit' US President-elect Donald Trump are complete 'nonsense', Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during her weekly press briefing, Sputnik reports.
"Today, I read the comment by Senator Konstantin Kosachev, who was named [in the report] as the man who recruited Trump. It indicates that the person who wrote [the report] does not understand what he is writing about at all," Zakharova said. "For many years, Konstantin Kosachev was the chairman of the International Affairs Commitee, and now he is a senator, before that he was the head of the Rossotrudnichestvo agency. Saying that he recruited Trump is nonsense and rubbish."