WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama said Wednesday he won’t rule out the possibility that Russian President Vladimir Putin could be attempting to sway the US presidential election 2016 toward Donald Trump.
The comment was made after US officials revealed that that there is strong evidence that the Democratic National Committee data breach was carried out by hackers working on behalf of Russian intelligence.
The comment was made after US officials revealed earlier this week that they have strong evidences which show connection of Democratic National Committee data breach with Russian intelligence.
When asked if Russia could be playing its role to manipulate US Presidential elections, Obama was abrupt to say “Anything’s possible.”
CNN quoted Obama as saying, “Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed admiration for Vladimir Putin,” Obama said during the sit-down with NBC News that aired Tuesday. “And I think that Trump’s gotten pretty favorable coverage back in Russia.”
Earlier today, Trump stirred another controversy when he called on Russia to hack his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton’s email.
That was no it, Trump went on to repeat his call on Twitter too lately after the convention.
“If Russia or any other country or person has Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 illegally deleted emails, perhaps they should share them with the FBI!” Trump tweeted.
If Russia or any other country or person has Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 illegally deleted emails, perhaps they should share them with the FBI!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2016