As reports come out about President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, he pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December.
New reports also show that Hillary Clinton’s team members met with the Russian ambassador during the election as well, the Kremlin spokesman has confirmed, as he set out to dismiss the “hysteria” surrounding Mr Trump’s links to Russia.
Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary for Vladimir Putin, said on Sunday that America was “self-humiliating” in insisting that Russia hacked its election.
“This is what happens all around the world.”
He said that members of Mrs Clinton’s team had also met with Mr Kislyak, although he did not give specifics.
“Well, if you look at some people connected with Hillary Clinton during her campaign, you would probably see that he had lots of meetings of that kind,” he said. “There are lots of specialists in politology, people working in think tanks advising Hillary or advising people working for Hillary.”