Russian Reaction To The U.S. Attorney General's Summary On The Mueller Report

Russian Sen. Alexey Pushkov

CNN: The Mueller probe ends, and the gloating begins in Moscow

Moscow (CNN)The Kremlin has yet to respond to the conclusions from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but the gloating has already begun in Moscow.

Attorney General William Barr said Sunday the special counsel's investigation did not find President Donald Trump's campaign or associates conspired with Russia.

"In short, Russia did not elect Trump," said Evgeny Popov, the co-host of a pro-Kremlin political talk show, on Twitter. "Mueller did not find evidence of collusion between Trump's team with Russia. The US Attorney General submitted a 4-page report on the special prosecutor's investigation report to Congress. D is for Disappointment."

Added Popov: "And what about sanctions for 'election interference?' Hello, Mueller!"

Alexey Pushkov, a prominent Russian senator, also did not mince words.

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WNU Editor: I give it another day or two before we get the official Kremlin reaction. As to what do I expect. The Russian media pundits will gloat, but the important long game for the Kremlin is to lay the groundwork for U.S. sanctions to be removed. They are going to praise the Mueller report, and they are going to express their hope that this will improve U.S. - Russian relations.

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