Russian President Vladimir Putin (Credit: Getty/Alexey Nikolsky)
Denying any involvement with the 2016 U.S. election, Russian President Vladimir Putin has come under fire after suggesting any alleged meddling could have been carried out by Russian Jews.
Putin claimed election interference could have come from anyone — even from people living inside Russia whom he seemed to suggest weren’t true Russians.
“Maybe they’re not even Russians,” he told NBC’s Megyn Kelly, in an interview that aired Saturday. “Maybe they’re Ukrainian, Tatars, Jews — just with Russian citizenship.”
He added, “Maybe they have dual citizenship or a Green Card; maybe the U.S. paid them for this. …read more