Putin says US hackers could have framed Russia in election hack


Critics of Putin and some Kremlin observers say the same themes recur because of Russian leaders' limited ability to implement real reform. And judging by the Russian President's tone, he is none too pleased about the ongoing investigation, which recently focused on Trump's inner circle, his son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Putin also said that Trump's promise to negotiate new conditions for the USA leaves hope for reaching a compromise before the Paris deal is set to take effect in 2021.

He alleged that some evidence pointing at Russian hackers' participation in cyberattacks - he didn't specify which - could have been falsified in an attempt to smear Russia.

He said Russian Federation had offered the U.S. and its allies the chance to inspect the Syrian base for traces of the chemical agent and criticised them for their refusal to do so. "Modern technologies allow that to be done quite easily".

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Vladimir Putin on Thursday and Friday in the Russian president's hometown of St. Petersburg.

On multiple occasions, Trump has compared leaks that he said originated in the intelligence community to what occurred in Nazi Germany. "The hackers are the same".

"There can even be hackers, by the way, in the United States, who very skilfully and professionally, shifted the blame, as we say, onto Russian Federation".

A day after referring to hackers as "artists" who are creative in their work and choose their targets according to their mood, Putin said they could be anywhere. Trump has labeled it a "witch hunt", and accused Democrats of acting out of bitterness over their election loss. "No hackers can influence election campaigns in any country of Europe, Asia or America".

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During a panel meeting, Putin called on the USA participants of the forum to "help restore a normal political dialogue. help a newly elected president and new administration".

Vladimir Putin complained that blaming Russians for the Democratic Party's failure during the United States presidential election was tantamount to the anti-Semitic idea of "blaming the Jews".

Challenged by Kelly to explain what US intelligence referred to as a disinformation campaign meant to undermine faith in the elections, Putin pointed to leaked emails that showed the Democratic National Committee's favoritism for Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, which led to the resignation of the committee's chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

"Pressure on the ecosystem is increasing, and as a result of human action and as a result of natural processes, these questions require deep study, research and analysis", Putin said Friday.

The Russian president praised Trump as "a straightforward person, a frank person" and noted that while some see Trump's lack of political background as a disadvantage, he sees it as beneficial because "he has a fresh set of eyes". Putin, on the other hand, said that he would not judge Trump's decision. "This is a support for the armed seizure of power", the Russian president said. But Putin has steadfastly denied the allegations.

The Russian economy has increased for three consecutive quarters, with the GDP growth rate in April this year standing at 1.4 percent, Putin said.

Russia's relations with the West have been at post-Cold War lows over the Ukrainian crisis. He's paid for holding meetings, discussing current affairs.

However, Putin's position on possible interference by his country in the USA election is similar to the way he repeatedly shifted his version of Russia's role in the 2014 annexation of Crimea and in armed rebellions in eastern Ukraine, according to the New York Times. Now we can put everything off on him [Trump] and the American imperialism.