Vladimir Putin denies the Russian government played any role in trying to influence the 2016 presidential election.
So that’s it? That’s the final answer? The Russian president — and former head of the KGB, the super secret Soviet spy agency — has declared once and for all that his government didn’t hack into our electoral process?
Pardon my deep and abiding skepticism, but I don’t believe him.
Putin appeared on NBC News tonight. He was Megyn Kelly’s first interview since joining the network. He said something about “Russian patriots” hacking into the U.S. electoral system. What the hell does that mean?
Frankly, he is about as believable as his buddy Donald J. Trump yammering about President Barack Obama ordering wiretaps of his campaign office.
I’ll go with how former national security adviser Susan Rice characterized Putin’s “denial.”
Rice said, simply and directly: He’s lying.
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