Putin denies Russia hacked U.S. Democratic Party emails

Putin denies Russia hacked U.S. Democratic Party emailsThe hacking of thousands of Democratic National Committee emails and documents was a service to the public, Russian president Vladimir Putin said in an exclusive interview for Bloomberg.

Talking in Vladivostok, ahead of the annual G-20 summit in Hangzhou, Putin denied U.S. accusations that Russia’s government had anything to do with the leak.

The President added he did not know who was behind the hacking of U.S. DNC but it was important the information had been made public.

"Does it even matter who hacked this data? The important thing is the content that was given to the public," Putin said.

He also suggested that it is unimportant who did this, while significant information was uncovered.

"There’s no need to distract the public’s attention from the essence of the problem by raising some minor issues connected with the search for who did it," he added. “But I want to tell you again, I don’t know anything about it, and on a state level Russia has never done this.”

"To do that you need to have a finger on the pulse and get the specifics of the domestic political life of the U.S. I’m not sure that even our Foreign Ministry experts are sensitive enough," Putin said, claiming Russia couldn’t do that because it isn’t so good in American politics.
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