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Putin Denies Russia's Involvement With US Email Hacks

The leader says the US should be more concerned with what's inside the leaked emails

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    In this file photo, President Vladimir Putin of Russia arrives at the Hangzhou Exhibition Center to participate in G20 Summit, on September 4, 2016 in Hangzhou, China.

    President Vladimir Putin denied Russia’s involvement with the recent hacks and leaks of U.S. emails Wednesday at an economic forum in Moscow, NBC News reports.

    Putin said that the perpetrator of the leaks is less relevant than the content of the leaked information and suggested that the allegations against Russia are merely to distract the American public from looking deeper into the content of the leaked emails.

    “Everyone's talking about who's done it. Does it really matter that much? What matters is what's inside this information,” he said.

    This denial comes in response to the U.S. pinning responsibility on Russia for hacking government emails as a way of interfering with the U.S. election process.

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