After Russia’s foreign minister trolled the US election, describing it as a “pussy galore” moment, when in an interview with CNN’s Christine Ammanpour, he sad “there are so many pussies around your presidential campaign on both sides that I prefer not to comment,” his boss, Vladimir Putin also went on the record to address the allegation by US intelligence services which last Friday officially accused the Kremlin of coordinating the ongoing cyberattacks targeting democrats, and said that the scandal that hacking scandal has not been in Moscow’s interests and both sides in the U.S. election campaign are just using Russia to score points.
The Russian leaders’ statement comes one day after the White House did not reveal how if at all, it would respond to “Russia’s hacking”, but said it would consider a variety of responses to the alleged hacks.
Putin accused the US of “starting this hysteria, saying that this (hacking) is in Russia’s interests. But this has nothing to do with Russia’s interests,” in a speech during a business forum in Moscow.
He added that the accusations were a ploy to divert U.S. voters’ attention at a time when public opinion was being manipulated. “Everyone is talking about ‘who did it’ (the hacking),” said Putin. “But is it that important? The most important thing is what is inside this information.” Continue reading »