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Putin Denies Hacking the DNC, Says What Matters Is the Information Is Now Public

'But I will tell you again, I don't know anything about who did it. And at the state level Russia has never done this. And to be honest I couldn't even imagine that this sort of thing.'

Bloomberg

Short transcript:

Vladimir Putin: "No, I don't know anything about that. You know how many hackers there are today and they act so delicately and precisely ... It is an extremely difficult thing to check, it is impossible to check."

"Listen, does it even matter who hacked this data? The important thing is the content that was given to the public. There should be discussion about this, and there is no reason to distract the public's attention from the essence of the problem by raising some side issues with the search for who did it.''

"But I will tell you again, I don't know anything about who did it. And at the state level Russia has never done this. And to be honest I couldn't even imagine that this sort of thing."