Today it seems the most printed headline has something to do with Russia hacking the 2016 American Presidential election. It didn’t seem all that unlikely since many people think this is the kind of thing Russia just might be capable of doing. This is especially true when you consider they lock up young girls for singing against Putin, invaded Ukraine and arm the Syrian Army creating a bloodbath. Given the context, Russia’s hacking just goes with the territory.
Even Donald Trump who, after denying Russia being behind the hacking, has finally conceded that it was likely Russia. Though Trump believes it’s going to end once he is in office, only time will tell. The fact is though that it’s pretty clear who is behind the hacking that took place against the election, and it truly poses a threat to the United States Democracy.
While it’s clear even to the most skeptical of Americans, Russia is not budging on its firm stance that it had nothing to do with the hacks. According to a Kremlin spokesman, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov blasted back at U.S. intelligence reports claiming Russia is behind the election hacking and said they are “ridiculous” and branding an unverified memo connecting Donald Trump with Moscow as “pulp fiction.”
When Dmitry Peskov was asked whether the Russian government has any information on Trump that can be used to blackmail him, Peskov said he has never seen such a file. “I do not work in intelligence agency. I work in Kremlin,” Peskov responded when pressed further. “But I can assure you that the allegations in this funny paper, in this so-called report, they are untrue. They are all fake.”
He continued to praise Trump who he said has branded the dossier as “fake news” and the release of it as a “political witch hunt” — which Peskov echoed on Thursday. He lauded Trump for calling out the veracity of the explosive memo.”We respect his readiness to try to understand what is fake and what is not,” the spokesman said. “We respect his readiness to try to solve, to approach problems through dialogue, not through bold confrontation.”
In an age where real political news is often more interesting than made up news, it is hard to know what really happened.
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