“Smolenkov was not an employee of the presidential administration of Russia,” said Krylova.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump commented on media reports that American intelligence agencies allegedly withdrew a “high-ranking informant” from Russia in 2017.

“No, I don’t know anything about it,” Trump said.

According to CNN, citing the source, the "whistleblower" was evacuated due to the risk of exposing him in connection with "Trump's negligent attitude to classified information."