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“I Never Worked For Russia”, Says US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump has repeatedly denied colluding with Russia. The Russian government has repeatedly denied alleged meddling into the 2016 US elections

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Caravans from Central America have inflamed the debate over U.S. immigration policy, with U.S. President Donald Trump using the migrants to try to secure backing for his plan to build a border wall on the frontier with Mexico., VOA

US President Donald Trump on Monday said he “never worked for Russia,” directly responding to a media report that the FBI once opened a counterintelligence probe into whether the president was working on Russia’s behalf.

“Not only did I never work for Russia, I think it’s a disgrace that you even asked that question because it’s a whole big fat hoax,” Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving for New Orleans, Xinhua news agency reported.

The New York Times reported Friday the FBI began the investigation after Trump fired James Comey as FBI director in order to examine whether the president’s move threatened national security and amounted to obstruction of justice.

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Trump says he ‘never worked for Russia’. VOA

Trump slammed the report at the weekends, calling it “the most insulting thing.”

The president also dismissed a Washington Post report that he took notes from his interpreter and ordered not to discuss details with other US officials about his 2017 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling it “fake news”.

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Donald Trump has repeatedly denied colluding with Russia. The Russian government has repeatedly denied alleged meddling into the 2016 US elections. (IANS)

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To Mock Elon Musk, Russia Launched a Toy Car into Space

Rogozin is known for his rivalry with Musk which often comes out publicly as sarcastic banters

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In response to Musk's space stunt, the team from Russia's Tomsk State University launched a toy replica of the red Zhiguli car. Flickr

Mocking SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched a Tesla car into space in 2018, Russian scientists sent their own red car outside the Earth, but the car was actually just a toy.

In February 2018, SpaceX launched its reusable heavy-lift launch vehicle — Falcon Heavy for the first time along with a cherry-red Tesla Roadster with a mannequin called ‘Starman’ behind the wheel.

In response to Musk’s space stunt, the team from Russia’s Tomsk State University launched a toy replica of the red Zhiguli car owned by Dmitry Rogozin, who serves as the Director General of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, Futurism reported on Friday.

Rogozin is known for his rivalry with Musk which often comes out publicly as sarcastic banters on micro-blogging site Twitter.

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Mocking SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched a Tesla car into space in 2018. Pixabay

Along with the toy car, the Russian scientists also put a tiny cut-out of a smiling Rogozin in the driver’s seat.

Unlike ‘Starman’, however, the Rogozin replica returned to the Earth and landed an estimated 2,000 kilometres away from its launch site after about 16 hours of flight, the report said.

Russia’s space mockery targeting Musk was executed just days after Rogozin said he would not hire Musk to get help with reusable rocketry.

While Rogozin has not met Musk as yet, he frequently reacts publicly to the SpaceX CEO’s tweets and slams SpaceX over ‘killing competitors’.

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Rogozin said he would gladly meet the multi-billionaire if he ever comes to Russia for a private visit. (IANS)