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Kremlin says Mueller probe not Russia's problem after Sessions sacked

AFP  |  Moscow 

The Kremlin said on Thursday that the investigation into alleged interference by in the 2016 US election was not Russia's problem, after sacked

"This investigation is a for our American colleagues, it has nothing to do with us," Kremlin told journalists when asked if Session's firing would influence the probe by

has repeatedly denied accusations it attempted to influence the vote that elevated Trump to the

"What has produced up to now has hardly been able to stand up to serious critical assessment," Peskov added.

On Wednesday Sessions became the first casualty of a cabinet shakeup that had been expected from Trump following midterm elections the day before.

Trump had repeatedly publicly assailed Sessions for not taking a tougher approach to illegal immigrants.

Trump also accused him of protecting Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russians -- an investigation that is also examining whether the himself obstructed justice.

Sessions' firing immediately threw into question whether the 18-month-old Mueller probe would be able to continue unimpeded.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 17:06 IST