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Now that the Democrats have taken control of the House and have vocalized plans to investigate President Donald Trump’s financial dealings, his relationship with Russia, and his foreign policy, the Kremlin is reportedly unhappy with Tuesday night’s election results, according to Vox.
When asked to comment on the Democrats’ control of the House of Representatives during a conference call today with news outlets, Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson for the Kremlin, said:
“It’s fair to suggest with a high degree of confidence there are no glowing prospects in terms of normalization of US-Russian relations on the horizon.”
Peskov added that Russia was still open to continuing certain conversations with the US. “These are problems of strategic security and arms control, and they will not just go away on their own without our conversations,” he stated, according to CNN.
CNN reveals the new Democrat-controlled House provides a security blanket to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 presidential election.
And when Peskov was asked by CNN whether the Democrats winning the House will increase the tension over suspected Russian meddling, he answered, “I don’t think it’s possible to complicate them even further— it’s all pretty complicated already.”
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