On the subject of the DNC hack, Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied any involvement on the part of Russia. Despite that, he called the cyberattack a public service.
Security experts had previously suggested that Russian-backed cyber militias were behind the cyberattacks that made up the DNC hack as well as the breach of the Clinton Foundation computers.
Putin has publicly asked why it matters who was behind the hacks.
“Listen, does it even matter who hacked this data?’’ he said in an interview with Bloomberg News. “The important thing is the content that was given to the public.’’
U.S Officials were quick to point the finger at the Russian government after the DNC hack occurred. The attack led WikiLeaks to publish 20,000 DNC documents that showed party officials leaned toward Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
It also lead to Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepping down as the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
“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,” Putin said of the breach. “But I want to tell you again, I don’t know anything about it, and on a state level Russia has never done this.”
The Clinton campaign has accused Putin of trying to influence the U.S election. The Russian president is thought to still bare a grudge against Clinton after an attempt to re-establish positive relations failed in 2009. Putin also blamed Clinton for stoking protests over Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2011.
It is not surprising that Putin has joined Trump in cheering foreign interference in the U.S election that aims to inflict political damage on Clint and the Democratic party.
Despite not taking blame for the DNC hack, Putin is adamant that it was a public service to reveal the corruption at work. There are a good amount of people that seem to agree.
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