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Kremlin OK’s release of correspondence with US on Russia’s attack of 2016 election

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A top Russian official says the Kremlin is willing to declassify and release its correspondence with the United States on Russia’s attack on the 2016 election.

Nikolai Murashov, a deputy head of the Russian National Coordinating Center for Computer Incidents, said Russia would release the documents if Washington agrees, the Associated Press reports.

“We are ready to make public all correspondence if the US side gives its consent to it,” Murashov said, according to RT, the Kremlin’s propaganda arm.

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Russia has fervently denied it attacked the U.S. elections, although Vladimir Putin admitted that he wanted Trump to win.

U.S. Intelligence agencies agree Russia’s initial goal was to destabilize and sow distrust among Americans in the U.S. electoral system. Putin later decided he wanted to help Trump win.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has led to a conviction for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Also, guilty pleas from former Trump deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen,  former Trump campaign junior foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos. Also, guilty pleas from W. Samuel Patten, Alex van der Zwann, and Richardo Pinedo.

The Mueller investigation has also produced charges against former Manafort associate Konstantin Kilimnik, 12 Russian intelligence officers, 13 Russians, and three Russian entities.

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