Trump pal Valdimir Putin addressed the issue in his annual news conference and couldn’t agree with Trump more, according to an NBCNews video.
“The party that loses always tries to pass the buck and find culprits somewhere else,” Putin told a a gathering of reporters. “Better to look at themselves.”
He even referenced President-elect Trump by name.
“As the president-elect rightly said, no one knows what hackers these were or what their origin is. It may have been someone lying on a sofa,” he said mimicking Trump.
The only problem is the U.S. intelligence community, including the NSA, the CIA and the FBI, all agree that Putin personally had a hand in the hacking campaign.
What’s more, the intelligence finding said it was designed to boost Trump’s election as well as sow discord over the electoral process.
Trump, Fox News and right-wing propaganda outlets continued to insist that the origin of the hacking was unknown until Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper shut down Donald Trump’s claims.
Congress is planning to investigate Russian interference in the election, amid fears Republicans may try to limit the probe to avoid determining if Trump, or his campaign, or both colluded with the Russian effort. Only Clinton emails were released.
A petition is calling on President Obama to appoint a special prosecutor to conduct an independent probe of Russian interference. It has already garnered more than 100,000 signatures.
Putin’s remarks are an appalling slap in the face to the American people and his possible collusion with Trump needs to be thoroughly investigated.
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