Vladimir Putin made an absurd argument for why he can’t respond to accusations of Russian election interference

Vladimir PutinAP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin said during an interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly that he would not be able to respond to the US’s accusations of Russian election interference if the underlying conduct did not violate Russian law.
  • The US intelligence community concluded last year that Russia-linked actors interfered in the 2016 US election on specific orders from Putin. 
  • When Kelly pressed him about the different facets of Russia’s meddling and the recent indictment of over a dozen Russian nationals and three Russian entities, Putin said the request had to move through “official channels” and not through the press or “yelling and hollering” in Congress.  
  • President Donald Trump, who has been reluctant to confront Russia over its aggression, has not publicly commented on whether he will pressure Putin to deliver the defendants. 

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week that he cannot “respond” to the US’s accusations of Russian election interference “if they do not violate Russian laws.”

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