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The Russian international news Agency Sputnik denied accreditation by the U.S. Congress, officials did not arrange for journalists permanent pass to the Capitol building. This was reported by the newspaper Politico on Friday, may 5.
According to the publication, in connection with the decision of the officials of the press gallery of Congress, employees of Sputnik will not be able to attend a number of hearings in the House of representatives and the Senate. Politico notes that in the Agency situation has not yet commented on, but the year in the White house Andrew Feinberg (Andrew Feinberg) wrote on his page in Facebook that faced with “the absurd situation in ten years of working as a journalist in Washington.”
The Director of the press galleries of Congress Justin Wilson (Justin Wilson) has explained the refusal by the regulation under which the accreditation can’t get the media receiving public funding. At the same time, according to him, the Sputnik has the right to challenge this decision.
On 5 may it became known that Sputnik will submit to the court in response to allegations of staff of the candidate in presidents of France Emmanuel Makron. In a statement, Sputnik noted that the headquarters of Macron accused the Agency in the dissemination of information about a candidate’s offshore accounts in the Bahamas. Representatives of Emmanuel Macron said that Sputnik publishes fake news.
Sputnik — news Agency, founded by the international information Agency “Russia today”. Its head office is in Moscow. The Agency covers news world politics and Economics and is focused on foreign audiences, publishing materials in more than 30 languages.