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    RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan on Monday compared US House of Representatives intelligence committee hearings on President Donald Trump's alleged ties with Russia to spy movies from the 1970s.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the US House Select Committee on Intelligence heard Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey's testimony on US intelligence community allegations of US President Donald Trump's ties to Russia as well as Russia's alleged attempts to interfere in November's presidential election by way of organizing compromising leaks to the media.

    "US intelligence committee hearings are like a spy movie from the 1970s, naive, funny, but it's still interesting to see the ending," Simonyan said in a statement.

    During the hearing, Comey admitted to an ongoing FBI probe into Russia's alleged meddling in 2016 US presidential election but said there was no evidence that it impacted the election outcome in any way. The probe includes following any alleged links between figures active in Trump's election campaign and the Russian government and therefore any mutual coordination, according to Comey.

    Trump responded to the hearing by taking to Twitter and repeating his ridicule of the Russia connection story as "fake news" peddled by the Democrats.

    Russian officials have also repeatedly denied the allegations of into meddling in US election, calling them absurd and created to deflect public opinion from revealed instances of corruption and other pressing domestic concerns.


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      Darrell R
      I had a chance to watch pieces of the hearing today. I have to wonder what drugs these people are taking to make them so paranoid.
    • avatar
      Lickie Weeks
      Notice how they are not afraid of Chinese Propaganda, or Korean Propaganda,
      or European Propaganda, or British Propaganda, or even Iranian Propaganda.
      No! It is only Russian Propaganda they are afraid of. Why is that?
    • Alan Reid
      Support the narrative at all costs, including looking like a moron. Support the lies and feed in more lies to cover the others with smoke. We see this game all to much this day and age. Not everyone is drinking the Kool-Aid they sell. Not everyone is trapped in their "Matrix". Every day more and more are freed and join the fight.
    • Abinico Arts
      I don't know if I would say most, but certainly many, many Americans are getting a little sick and tired of this totally transparent and phony chorus that is constantly blaming everything on Russia, from their grandma's hangnail to excessive burping after a meal.
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