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FSB: Russia did not interfere in U.S. election

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The head of Russia's top domestic security agency rejected allegations of interference in the U.S. election.

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The director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), Alexander Bortnikov, said that he discussed claims of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential vote with John Brennan when he led the CIA.

Bortnikov reaffirmed that "Russia has never interfered and won't interfere in sovereign nations' affairs."

The statement was the latest in a stream of denials issued by Russian officials in response to the meddling accusations, the New York Times reported.

Bortnikov said that despite Russia-U.S. tensions he and his agency have maintained contacts with U.S. counterparts on Syria and the fight against terrorism. He said Russia and the U.S. share information about potential terror threats.

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