The Kremlin on Wednesday declined to comment on the indictment of former US President Donald Trump, accused of orchestrating payments to cover up embarrassing deals ahead of the 2016 presidential election.< /strong>
“We do not believe that we have the right to interfere in the internal affairs of the United States and we believe that the United States does not have the right to s meddle in our affairs. So we don't want to comment,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. , in a historic criminal indictment hearing that opened the door to a trial in 2024.
The former president is accused of orchestrating a series of payments to cover up three cases before the November 2016 election, in particular by paying $130,000 to a porn star, Stormy Daniels, with whom he allegedly had an extramarital affair in 2006.
Accused of wanting to initiate a rapprochement with the president Russian Vladimir Putin during his mandate, to better counter China, Donald Trump repeats over and over again that Russia's offensive in Ukraine would never have happened if he was still in power.
The US intelligence services have previously accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 US election, including using social media to support Donald Trump. Charges rejected by the latter and by Moscow.