US media reports of Trump links to Russian intelligence 'laughable, cite no facts' - Kremlin | 15 Feb 2017 | Moscow has criticized news reports alleging associates of Donald Trump had numerous contacts with Russian intelligence during the election, with the Kremlin’s spokesman complaining that it’s hard to distinguish fact from fiction in the US media lately. "Those reports are not based on concrete facts," Dmitry Peskov stressed on Wednesday, noting "there are five different sources in the story and none is named. So you see, really laughable stories are now given a go." The Russian president’s spokesman added, "Let’s not just believe the press. It’s difficult lately tell the real deal from fakes and hoaxes," referring to reports in the New York Times and on CNN which cited anonymous US sources as saying that several people close to President Donald Trump had communicated with Russian intelligence officers during the presidential campaign. Russia's Foreign Ministry has reacted cautiously, saying the publications indicate a big political game involving power bargaining is being played within the US establishment.