OREANDA-NEWS. Russian President Vladimir Putin did not speak by phone with his US counterpart Donald Trump on the day of the storming of the Capitol. This is what Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the head of state, said.

Earlier, former US presidential candidate, Democrat Hillary Clinton said that she wants to find out whether Trump spoke with his Russian counterpart on the day of the storming of the Capitol. Earlier, Senator Andrey Klimov told RIA Novosti, that the riot in Washington can be used to blame Russia for them. In his opinion, Trump's opponents may be behind the events in USA, who thus wanted to put pressure on Congress.

Democrats have long accused Trump of «colluding» with Russia. The White House and the Kremlin have denied this. Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, whose two-year investigation into the US Justice Department ended in 2019, also found no evidence of «collusion».

On Tuesday, January 19, the last day of Donald Trump's tenure as president of the United States, he ordered the declassification of documents related to the investigation of ties between Russia and his presidential campaign in 2016. On December 30, the White House received the documents from the US Department of Justice. Trump said that some edits were made to it, proposed by the FBI, which was initially opposed to making them public.