Putin on Russian Nationals Interfering in the 2016 Election: ‘I Couldn’t Care Less’
WATCH: Russian President Vladimir Putin tells @MegynKelly he “couldn’t care less” about Russians allegedly interfering in U.S. elections because they “do not represent the [Russian] government.” #ConfrontingPutin pic.twitter.com/2EY43HXS2B
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 10, 2018
NBC News’ Megyn Kelly sat down with Russian President Vladimir Putin and confronted him about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.
Since she last interviewed Putin, Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals for their spreading of false information on social media. So in her one-hour special Confronting Putin, Kelly confronted Putin about it.
“If the 13 Russian nationals plus three Russian companies did in fact interfere in our election, is that okay with you?” Kelly asked.
Putin chuckled in response.
“I don’t care,” Putin said. “I couldn’t care less because they do not represent the government.”
“You couldn’t care less?!?” Kelly reacted.
“I could not care less. They do not represent the interest in the Russian state,” Putin continued. “Maybe they’re not even Russians… Maybe they have dual citizenship or maybe a green card. Or maybe it was the Americans who paid them for this work. How do you know? I don’t know.”
Watch the clip above, via NBC.
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