Russia: We Did Work With Team Trump During Campaign

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Russian officials have said they were in contact with many of President-elect Donald Trumpโ€™s campaign team during the run-up to the U.S. presidential election. Despite the fact that Trumpโ€™s team has repeatedly denied this assertion, Russia on Thursday confirmed it. โ€œThere were contactsโ€ before the election, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov reportedly said Thursday. โ€œObviously, we know most of the people from his entourage… I cannot say that all of them, but quite a few have been staying in touch with Russian representatives.โ€ He added, โ€œWe continue this work, of course.โ€ Members of Trumpโ€™s team also met with Russian embassy staff, which Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called โ€œnormal practice.โ€ Hillary Clinton had refused similar meetings, she said.