In a biting attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accused the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump by spreading fake allegations and said those who are doing it are “worse than prostitutes.”
Putin Blasts Fake News Coming from Outgoing Administration
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the damning dossier on Donald Trump claiming Russia has secret documents on him is “rubbish”. The dossier included allegations that Russian operatives have compromising personal and financial information about Trump according to CNN’s sources with direct knowledge.
Putin says they’re “clearly false”, the Wall Street Journal reports.
“These things that have been alleged are clearly false information, Putin said at a joint presser with the Moldovan president.
Putin said the creation and distribution of the documents show a “degradation of political elites in the West, including the US.”
This was meant to “undermine the President-elect’s legitimacy”, he said, “as he tries to fulfill the promises he made to the Americans during the campaign.”
“People who are doing that are inflicting a colossal damage to the interests of the United States,” Putin said.
Putin also charged that those spreading allegations against Trump want to “bind the president-elect hand and foot to prevent him from fulfilling his election promises.”
“How can you do anything to improve U.S.-Russian relations when they launch such canards as hackers’ interference in the election?” he said.
Putin voiced hope that “common sense will prevail” and Russia and the United States will be able to normalize their relations once Trump takes office Friday
Trump is unlikely, he concluded, to compromise himself and engage in sexual activities with prostitutes in Moscow he said. Putin added that he had no reason to defend or not defend Donald Trump. He never met him.
Tongue-in-cheek, Putin said, “Russian prostitutes are undoubtedly the best in the world but I doubt that Trump jumped at the bait.” While Trump visited Russia as a businessman, he had not declared his candidacy, he added.
The Russian president also denied that he hacked the US election and condemned fake news for having a very negative impact on US-Russia relations.
The allegations came from a compilation of memos by a former spy and paid political assassin. The spy and former ambassador was paid first by never Trumpers and then Clinton operatives to dig up dirt. He went a step further and made it up.
The FBI is allegedly investigating, Trump called it fake news, and liberal reporter Bob Woodward called it “garbage”.
The liberals don’t like it so it must be a good thing.
Trump’s Moving Ahead with His Agenda
For all the accusations about Trump by the media for allegedly attacking people like Rep. John Lewis, he’s not responding much. He’s basically ignoring them and moving along with his agenda.