WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Corker argued that collecting data is common thing for governments, so it cannot be equated to the act of war.
"If you have two countries that are doing the same thing to each other, collecting information, how can one country accuse the other country of an act of war if you're doing exactly the same thing?" Corker said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast as quoted by the Washington Times.
Russia has repeatedly denied the US allegations calling them absurd and characterizing them as an attempt to divert public opinion from revelations of corruption as well as other pressing domestic issues.
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