Putin: Jews, Ukrainians ‘with Russian citizenship’ could be behind US election meddling

Can you imagine? Oy Vey…~TS

By Jacqueline Thomsen | The Hill

Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested in a new interview that people with different ethnicities who hold Russian citizenship could be behind interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Putin told NBC News in an interview that the U.S. was refusing to work with Russia on cybersecurity and “instead throws 13 Russians to the media.”

“Maybe they are not even Russians, but Ukrainians, Tatars or Jews, but with Russian citizenship, which should also be checked,” Putin said.

“Maybe they have dual citizenship or a green card, maybe the U.S. paid them for this. How can you know that? I do not know, either,” he added.

Israeli lawmaker Ksenia Svetlova quickly called on Israel to condemn Putin’s “harsh” comments, saying that “if Israel does not defend the Jewish people, no one will, according to Haaretz.

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