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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - In April, the final report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into allegations of Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 election said it did not find evidence to determine a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.

    The Senate Intelligence Committee said in a report released on Thursday that again it saw no evidence of alleged Russian interference changing any votes or manipulating voting machines in the 2016 US presidential election.

    "The Committee has seen no evidence that any votes were changed or that any voting machines were manipulated", the Intelligence Committee said in its report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

    According to the report, the United States was not well prepared to defend against alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

    "The [Intelligence] Committee found that the US government was not well-postured to counter Russian election interference activity with a full range of readily-available policy options", the report said.

    Moreover, the panel found that the Obama administration did not know the extent of Russia's ability to hack US election systems and had trouble identifying alleged Russian election interference efforts.

    Russia has repeatedly denied any meddling in the 2016 US election, blaming social media trolling and other nefarious activities on private individuals.

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