Kremlin rejects new US reports alleging Russian election meddling

Russia rejected two new reports that alleged Moscow's meddling in the 2016 US elections using social media.
Russia rejected two new reports that alleged Moscow's meddling in the 2016 US elections using social media.PHOTO: ST FILE

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - The Kremlin on Tuesday (Dec 18) rejected two new US reports alleging Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, saying they lacked detail and failed to explain how the Russian government was allegedly involved.

Reports by private experts released on Monday by US senators from both parties alleged that Moscow's election meddling on social media had been more widespread than previously thought and included attempts to divide Americans by race and extreme ideology.

The Kremlin has repeatedly denied any meddling in US politics, casting the allegations as part of a politically motivated anti-Russian campaign.