WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump in a statement on Friday accused Democrats of waging a misinformation campaign by alleging that Russia favours him as a candidate in the upcoming US election.
Another misinformation campaign is being launched by Democrats in Congress saying that Russia prefers me to any of the Do Nothing Democrat candidates who still have been unable to, after two weeks, count their votes in Iowa. Hoax number 7!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
This comes following a report by the New York Times earlier this week which quoted several unnamed sources as saying that US intelligence agencies believed that Russia had been plotting to interfere in both the Democratic primaries and the 2020 general election in order to get Trump reelected.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refuted the claims as "paranoid" nonsense. "Unfortunately, we will see more and more of it as the election approaches," he said.
Pro-Democratic mass media have been engaged in the so-called 'Russiagate' campaign for over three years, claiming that Trump is a Kremlin agent and was helped by Russia to win the 2016 election. In April 2019, Special Counsel Robert Mueller published a report which found no evidence of collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign in 2016.