Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he is familiar with reports of us intelligence about alleged Russian intervention in the US presidential election in 2016. On Friday, June 2, reports “Interfax”.
“I read these reports. Even in these reports there is nothing specific, there are only assumptions and conclusions based on speculations, — said the head of state at a plenary session of St. Petersburg international economic forum. You know, if something concrete [to be], then it will be a subject of discussion. In one organization where I had worked, said: ‘pen names. Come on, where is it?”
Putin also reminded that the assumptions of the authors of the report are based on information from “independent sources”. The President said that there is nothing independent.
Moscow repeatedly accused of meddling in the US presidential election. Such statements, in particular, contained in the published in January, declassified part of the report prepared by the Central intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of investigation and the national security Agency of the United States. It said that Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to organize a campaign to discredit the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and win the Republican Donald trump. Russia has consistently denied the charges.
From 1975 to 1991, Putin served in the KGB of the USSR, where he rose from Junior officer to major of justice.