Russia's Putin says he 'sympathized' with Trump before U.S. election

July 19, 2019 23:54
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had "sympathized" with Donald Trump before the 2016 presidential election that swept Trump to power because of his desire to restore normal relations with Russia.

In an interview with US filmmaker Oliver Stone dated June 19 and published on the Kremlin web site on Friday, Putin also said that any alleged Russian hackers were still not able to influence the vote's outcome.
The Russian president reiterated that he had not and would not interfere in US elections.

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