A top official with the Russian Federation ("Russia") dismissed special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian individuals and three Russian-linked entities as baseless "blabber" in a statement on Saturday morning.
The surprise 37-page indictment could alter the divisive US domestic debate over Russia's meddling, undercutting some Republicans who, along with US President Donald Trump, have attacked Mr Mueller's investigation.
President Trump has consistently denied all allegations of collusion, decrying the charges against his campaign as politically-motivated. "The results of the election were not impacted".
Kosachyov portrayed the indictment as an attack on Trump by his foes and said he expects pressure on Russian Federation to increase as the investigation moves forward.
"We didn't meddle in the American political life", said Kislyak, who was posted in Washington when Trump's White House win stunned the world.
Prosecutors said officials at that firm, the Internet Research Agency, described their work as "information warfare against the United States" and their goal as "spreading distrust toward the candidates and the political system".
The Russians "engaged in operations primarily meant to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump", according to the indictment, which was issued Friday.
In May previous year, Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate whether anyone from his campaign colluded in the effort. Trump said in one tweet quote tweeting Goldman's remarks.
"I'm surprised there are any Russian cyber experts available based on how active majority have been undermining our democracies in the West", he said to laughter. The Russians also paid American citizens to do their bidding, according to the indictment.
As Eliason put it, "running a free and fair Presidential election is a core lawful function of the federal government", and "any agreement to secretly and dishonestly attempt to interfere with a federal election" could be a "conspiracy to defraud the United States".
On Oct. 16, 2016, the defendants and co-conspirators promoted their viewpoint through the Instagram account "Woke Blacks", where they posted a message to their followers. It instead paints a picture of Russian nationals pretending to be Americans being aggressively involved in the political process.
The Russian Foreign Minister has described reports about Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election as "blather".
"Today's indictment puts an end to the speculation, denials, and claims of a witch hunt".
U.S. intelligence agencies believe Russian Federation tried to sway the 2016 presidential election in favour of Trump.