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Russia says it was in touch with Trump’s campaign during election

MOSCOW: The Russian government was in touch with members of President-elect Donald Trump's political team during the US election campaign and knows most of his entourage, one of Russia's most senior diplomats told the Interfax news agency on Thursday. Accused by defeated Democratic contender Hillary Clinton of being a puppet of President Vladimir Putin after praising the Russian leader, Trump has dismissed suggestions he had anything to do with the Russian government during the campaign. But in comments that could…