Putin: "Russian Meddling Is A Fiction Democrats Invented To Divert Blame For Their Defeat"

Tyler Durden's picture

With McCarthyism 2.0 continues to run amok in the US, spread like a virulent plague by unnamed, unknown, even fabricated sources, over in France one day after his first meeting with French president Emanuel Macron, the man who supposedly colluded with and was Trump's pre-election puppet master (but had to wait until after the election to set up back-channels with Jared Kushner) Vladimir Putin sat down for an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro in which the Russian president expressed the belief that Moscow and Western capitals “all want security, peace, safety and cooperation.”

“Therefore, we should not build up tensions or invent fictional threats from Russia, some hybrid warfare etc.,” the Russian leader told his French hosts. “What is the major security problem today? Terrorism. There are bombings in Europe, in Paris, in Russia, in Belgium. There is a war in the Middle East. This is the main concern. But no, let us keep speculating on the threat from Russia."

Case in point, in the latest attempt to stir up an anti-Russian frenzy, America's biggest neocon, John McCain said that Russia is even more dangerous than ISIS. “You made these things up yourselves and now scare yourselves with them and even use them to plan your prospective policies. These policies have no prospects. The only possible future is in cooperation in all areas, including security issues."

"Hacking" Clinton And the DNC

Even with the FBI special investigation on "Russian collusion" with the Trump campaign and administration taking place in the background, Putin once again dismissed allegations of Russian meddling in last year's U.S. presidential election as "fiction" invented by Democrats to divert the blame for their defeat. Putin repeated his strong denial of Russia's involvement in the hacking of Democratic National Committee emails that yielded disclosures that proved embarrassing for Hillary Clinton's campaign. Instead, he countered that claims of Russian interference were driven by the "desire of those who lost the U.S. elections to improve their standing."

"They want to explain to themselves and prove to others that they had nothing to do with it, their policy was right, they have done everything well, but someone from the outside cheated them," he continued. "It's not so. They simply lost, and they must acknowledge it." That has proven easier said than done, because half a year after the election, Hillary Clinton still blames Wikileaks and James Comey for her loss. Ironically, what Putin said next, namely that the "people who lost the vote hate to acknowledge that they indeed lost because the person who won was closer to the people and had a better understanding of what people wanted," is precisely what even Joe Biden has admitted several weeks ago, and once again yesterday. Maybe Uncle Joe is a Russian secret agent too...

In reflecting on the ongoing scandal, which has seen constant, daily accusations of collusion and interference if no evidence (yet), Putin conceded that the damage has already been done and Russia's hopes for a new detente under Trump have been shattered by congressional and FBI investigations of the Trump campaign's ties to Russia. In the interview, Putin also said the accusations of meddling leveled at Russia have destabilized international affairs

Going back to the hotly debated topic of "influencing" the election, Putin once again made a dangerous dose of sense when he argued that trying to influence the U.S. vote would make no sense for Moscow as a U.S. president can't unilaterally shape policies. "Russia has never engaged in that, we don't need it and it makes no sense to do it," he said. "Presidents come and go, but policies don't change. You know why? Because the power of bureaucracy is very strong." Especially when the bureaucracy in question is the so-called "deep state."

Asked who could have been behind the hacking of the Democrats' emails, The Russian leader added that he agreed with Trump that it could have been anyone. "Maybe someone lying in his bed invented something or maybe someone deliberately inserted a USB with a Russian citizen's signature or anything else," Putin said. "Anything can be done in this virtual world." This echoed a remark by Trump during a September presidential debate in which he said of the DNC hacks: "It could be Russia, but it could be China, could also be lots of other people. It could be someone sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds."

Assad, Red-Lines and Chemical Weapons

Putin was asked about French President Emmanuel Macron's warning that any use of chemical weapons in Syria was a "red line" that would be met by reprisals, to which the Russian president said he agreed with that position. But he also reiterated Russia's view that Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces weren't responsible for a fatal chemical attack in Syria in April. Putin said Russia had offered the U.S. and its allies the chance to inspect the Syrian base for traces of the chemical agent. He added that their refusal reflected a desire to justify military action against Assad. "There is no proof of Assad using chemical weapons," Putin insisted in the interview. "We firmly believe that that this is a provocation. President Assad did not use chemical weapons.”

“Moreover, I believe that this issue should be addressed on a broader scale. President Macron shares this view. No matter who uses chemical weapons against people and organizations, the international community must formulate a common policy and find a solution that would make the use of such weapons impossible for anyone,” the Russian leader said.

On NATO's Military Buildup across Russian borders

Weighing on the outcome of the recent NATO summit, at which Russia was branded a threat to security, Putin pointed to the ambiguous signals Moscow is receiving from the alliance. “What attracted my attention is that the NATO leaders spoke at their summit about a desire to improve relations with Russia. Then why are they increasing their military spending? Whom are they planning to fight against?” Putin said, adding that Russia nevertheless “feels confident” in its own defenses. Washington’s appeal to other NATO members to ramp up their military spending and alleviate the financial burden the US is forced to shoulder is “understandable” and “pragmatic,” Putin said.

But the strategy employed by the alliance against Russia is “shortsighted,” the Russian president added, referring to the NATO’s expanding missile defense infrastructure on Russia’s doorstep and calling it “an extremely dangerous development for international security.” Putin lamented that an idea of a comprehensive security system envisioned in the 1990s that would span Europe, Russia and US has never become a reality, arguing that it would have spared Russia many challenges to its security stemming from NATO. “Perhaps all this would not have happened. But it did, and we cannot rewind history, it is not a movie.”

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Boris Badenov's picture

Who wrote this? Not worth reading.

We know this already.

Billy the Poet's picture

We know that we knew this already so why bother pointing it out?

Croesus's picture

It means more when Putin says it.

Billy the Poet's picture

When V. V. Putin talks people listen.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Ahhhh... but of course that's exactly what he would say... if he was guilty! 

See, proof!!!

If the witch drowns, she's not actually a witch... but if she floats SHE'S GUILTY!!! And we burn her at the stake!.


Monty Python illuminates all. 


CheapBastard's picture

But Hillary lost the election because of the Russians.


Must be true....I heard Woof Shitzer swear to it on Fake News CNN.

Alt Right Girl's picture

Now lets just put Cankles and Pedestas behind bars and we can go be friends with the Russians

Seth Rich Murder Mystery: Attorney to Files Lawsuit Against DC Police Department

Chuck-Norris's picture

Vlad is smarter than all those euro-trash leaders put together.


luky luke's picture

Agree. Plus, there's a reason for Russia-bashing, which has been in the making for the past 100 years.


petar's picture

You want to prove to yourself that even with No e-mails by Wikileaks Trump was going to win... Ill tell you that you even with all the e-mails out, Clinton was going to win if it wasn't for Comey actions.

jeff montanye's picture

so where does the s and p 500 close 2017?  you don't know and no one does.  comey's on her side (that's why he's fired), and that's enough to make the election corrupt against trump.

and as for the emails, they only showed the awful truth about hillary and the democrats, truth that the citizenry were better off knowing to make an informed decision.

thanks alt right girl, that seems like a good link.  the d.c. mayor, ms. bowser (this whole case feels like tom wolfe's bonfire of the vanities) sure seems to want to close down the investigation into seth rich's murder, along with the msm, the dnc and the police at nearly all levels (save whistleblowers).

SoDamnMad's picture

Wolf gets a nice spot on the CNN warm-up banner to the news. As if he is halfway credible to the like of Brokaw, Jennings, Rather or Cronkite.

I quickly change channels.

bobbbny's picture

Right you are.

Not worth reading this.

It's all over the MSM.

Just kidding.

BeanusCountus's picture

Putin not guilty of anything yet. In the meantime he should shut his mouth. Just like Donald. Point has been made again and again. Should shut up until further developments. Who the hell is advising these people?

francis scott falseflag's picture

I'm sure Putin will be very sorry to learn that you think he needs advice.



edotabin's picture

How about Maxine Waters shutting up for a few minutes? I ain't no Vlad fan but if I was Vlad, I'd be livid with these morons. 

What developments? There's about 100 layers of lies that have been spewed about this and you think someone will actually get to the bottom of it? Really?This is EPIC horseshit on a scale not known to mankind. They have outdone themselves and are about 100 ft deep in it.

This is so bad that I can hear the pillars of the power structure creaking as they prepare to fail.



jeff montanye's picture

it is epic horseshit but on a scale known to mankind: jfk and 9-11.  that's why it is so, so valuable.  get this case busted and solved and then the sheeple's visceral argument (that they make with themselves) that the government ("their" government, even the republicans) never would do something so gigantically evil becomes "what???!!!".

and many things are possible.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

The MSM is certainly not publicizing Putin's view. It is relentlessly promoting the opposite. When (in your opinion) nobobdy is speaking the truth, you better speak up. Myths become the "truth" when nobody challenges them.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

For some reason that sketch always comes to mind when I contemplate the "scientific certainty" of the extreme danger of man made global warming.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Yep. "The science is settled" meme. It's settled, man, shut up. You can't talk. 

Then  there is the notion of science being some kind of plebiscite.

holgerdanske's picture

Putin is the only politician who has consistently and without fail talked sense.

He has repeatedly warned the west that their increasing hostility would cause problems, and has steadfastly stood by his allies.

This is a man that can be trusted, and Europe would do so much better if they realised that.

It is also the only hope for the white race in the longer run, as Europe gets swarmed and USA drowns in multietnicity.

Thus a thorn in the side of the globalists all over the world.

BullyBearish's picture

how much would it cost to get putin to be our president?  i for one would authorize the fed to print whatever it takes to make it happen...

techpriest's picture

Everyone is spying on everyone. No surprise. Still doesn't change the fact that the only thing that prevented a total landslide destruction of Democrats this time, were all the disaffected folks who didn't vote. That said, I learned one of my cousins voted for the first time in her life, and it was for Trump. My father-in-law, a permanent resident, got his citizenship to oppose Hillary Clinton. Though for him, they fucked with his paperwork so he couldn't vote this time, they changed the deadlines without announcing.

People want the bullshit to stop. Voting R or D, for the President only, in November, isn't enough though.

King of Ruperts Land's picture

From Vlads mouth: "Putin also said the accusations of meddling leveled at Russia have destabilized international affairs"

We don't need no increased global instability due to Democrats sore loser hissy fit. Lock them up and string them up in the name of National Security.

jeff montanye's picture

actually the russian hacking story predates by a good bit the need to explain the democrats' defeat at the polls.  it first surfaced after the dems realized (deep state told them?) their emails had been stolen, and probably how.   further, that if john podesta's word wasn't just blather, they were going to have to punish the thief "beyond internal discipline".

so likely seth rich was a dead man walking when the russians were first blamed for "meddling" in our elections by cloudstrike, the data security firm that the democrats paid to "examine the email servers" rather than let the fbi do it.  here's the chronology:

June 14, 2016 The DNC releases a statement stating they have been hacked. (Washington Post)

June 15, 2016 Crowdstrike (cybersecurity firm) releases reports suggesting the DNC was hacked by Russians     (Crowdstrike)

June 15, 2016 Guccifer 2.0 publishes first DNC email documents and claims he has sent them to Wikileaks.Guccifer insists he is not Russian. (Guccifer 2.0 blog)

June 16, 2016 Vice publishes article titled "'Guccifer 2.0' Is Likely a Russian Government Attempt to Cover Up Its Own Hack." Other media outlets follow suit calling Guccifer a Russian government job    (Vice)

July 10, 2016    Seth Rich is murdered    (Seth Rich Memorial Bike Rack, DNC HQ)

July 22, 2016   Wikileaks releases the DNC email documents (Wikileaks)

July 27, 2016   Trump makes infamous "Russia: If you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing" joke that starts allegations of Russian collusion

by the bye, here's some proof that guccifer 2.0 was a dnc false flag not a russian intelligence job:


junction's picture

Paging Seth Rich.  Oh, he can't say anything about the reason why the Democrats lost.  Maybe Hillary could try to contact him using witchcraft and the Satanist arts she follows.  Then again, her old reliable is her hit team of FBI agents, not her sacrifices to Moloch.

chunga's picture

Anybody know what Jeff Sessions is up to these days?

williambanzai7's picture

Folding the back page of Mad Magazine

jeff montanye's picture

because he used it to separate the sticks and seeds?

Give Me Some Truth's picture

Preparing for the prosecution of Julian Assange (NOT Hillary Clinton) and ramping up the "war on drugs" another notch or two. Sigh. 

Two things he and his office assuredly are not doing:

1) Investigating allegations of rigged and manipulated markets in the precious metals sector.

2) Encouraging the president to audit the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Ed Jobb's picture

George Webb claims to have identified Seth Rich's killers.



CheapBastard's picture

I read he is busy fillin gihnj the attorney positions across the nation after replacing the far left subversives Obama had appointed.

Hopefully, he is beefing up the Portland and LA AG offices also with patriotic American lawyers.

Ms No's picture

I know that Intellihub may not be the most stellar source and I don't agree with their suspected motive, but they may have discovered some interesting goodies too.  This hospital looks fronted to hell and back.  If true it would not be a bit surprising.  Since the case seems to have stalled I figure it doesn't hurt to try.

So who was attending to Rich as all of this was taking place?

MedStar Health’s website states: “Jack Sava, MD, is director of the Gold Surgery team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Sava’s team manages a broad spectrum of urgent general surgical conditions (including problems of the intestine, gallbladder,
stomach, liver, and other abdominal organs) and staffs the MedStar trauma unit, a Level-1 trauma center.”

As director of the Gold Surgery team, Dr. Sava should have been in charge of the operation and would have been privy to access Rith’s room at all times.

Dr. Jack Alfred Sava, a.k.a. Jack A Kountoupes, a.k.a. Jack A Ateljevich, is related to Lisa M Kountoupes, according to Radaris records.

Additionally, the name “Sava Ateljevich” appears on the 2008 Bohemian Grove guest list.

Both Jack Sava and Lisa Kountoupes appeared on the MV DSCC 2015 guest list.

Moreover, Lisa Kountoupes was a co-host for the Kate McGinty “Democrat for United States Senate fundraiser,” along with the Podesta brothers which took place on Feb. 22, 2016, which can be found in the Wikileaks “Podesta emailsLisa Kountoupeswas one of the Hill’s top lobbyists in 2016 and also reportedly lobbied for the Clinton’s.




jeff montanye's picture

george webb says Alpha Jalloh was the one who hired the (rest of the?) hit team for seth rich.  he was arrested around the capitol recently after being suspected of shooting at the capitol police in an attempt to escape.  he was arrested with Keyante Edward and Keith Jones, possibly the ms-13 gang members george alludes to.

apparently there is more news than just that fit to print by the new york times.

rejected's picture

I down voted you because you gave a very poor reason and your "we" includes me. I always read what President Putin has to say. Of all the 'leaders' on the planet he is the only one that makes sense.

gespiri's picture

Seth Rich wrote it before he got whacked by Podesta's hitman.

charlewar's picture

hilLIARy cost herself the election as she's a lying, conniving bitch.

Billy the Poet's picture

She had her eye on the glass ceiling when the pavement jumped up and hit her.

Yog Soggoth's picture

 McCarthy was right and so is Putin. Why mix it up as something fabricated? Who wrote this crap?

consider me gone's picture

So many liars, so many lies. Kind of makes me want to crank Lennon's "All I Want Is The Truth." 

Nick Jihad's picture

I know how you feel, but the sad fact is that Lennon was a complete SJW, and would be pushing the Russia-conspiracy story along with all the other lefties.

jeff montanye's picture

seth rich was a lefty (bernie sanders supporter) and a jew, by the bye, and i believe he did more for the cause of right and liberty than most.

Mr T's picture

President Trump a shortsighted pragmatist.


This kinda ties into the action reaction story in a tangential way.

Oh my gosh my head hurts.


GooseShtepping Moron's picture

Putin packs more truth into one newspaper interview than the entire Western media publishes in a year.

Give Me Some Truth's picture

And how many Western MSM published this interview? It's not the news they choose to cover, it's the news they choose not to cover that allows them to distort reality and achieve their propaganda goals.

Francis Marx's picture

Who would they blame if Russia was suddenly gone?

Give Me Some Truth's picture

They can blame both. Throw in North Korea and Syria too. You  need to always have Boogey Man A (and then Boogey Man B, C, D just in case).

GooseShtepping Moron's picture

Me and you, the basket of deplorables.