In what seems to be becoming a pervasive pattern, US intelligence agencies on Tuesday proclaimed that Russia had once again attempted to influence the US presidential elections in 2020, just four years after similar claims launched a massive, 22-month investigation by Robert Mueller…among others.
These newer claims have repeated similar talking points to those disseminated in 2016 – namely that Vladimir Putin preferred Donald Trump to be President, and that he’d also like for Americans to believe that their elections have lost integrity.
Number 46 has taken an aggressive tone on the subject, and even had some choice words for Putin himself.
“He will pay a price,” Biden told ABC News in an interview that aired on Wednesday. Asked what the consequences would come, he said, “You’ll see shortly.”
And then, in almost unbelievable fashion:
“I know him relatively well,” Biden said, adding that “the most important thing dealing with foreign leaders in my experience … is just know the other guy.”
Of Putin, Biden said he does not think the Russian leader has a soul. Asked if he thought Putin was a killer, he told ABC: “I do.”
Russia has categorically denied any and all accusations made by the US on the subject.
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