Sputnik - US President Donald Trump denounced on Wednesday the reports of him having a connection to Russia as "non-sense" and an attempt to cover up mistakes made in the electoral campaign of his former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Earlier in the day, the Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the issue calling it a sign of games and bargaining in the United States.
Donald Trump has repeatedly refuted reports about having any relations with Russia.
He has been calling for a political dialogue with Moscow, particularly in regards to the fight against terrorism, and expressed readiness to build positive relations with Russia. Moscow has long been promoting the idea of fruitful cooperation with Washington.
After the leaders' phone talks on January 28, the Kremlin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the presidents had noted the importance of respect in relations.