Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s former ambassador to the US, on Wednesday berated CNN for its reporting on the ongoing controversy over whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow in 2016.

Kislyak, a figure the US intelligence community who is widely believed to be a Russian spy, denied that he had tried to recruit individuals close to Trump when he worked in Washington.

“You should be ashamed, because CNN is the company that keeps pointing to this allegation,” Kislyak said during an interview with the network. “It’s nonsense.”


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