In a turn of events, Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, was interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday where he admitted that Russia’s ambassador met with “people working in think tanks advising Hillary or advising people working for Hillary.” In addition, he explained that “if you look at some people connected with Hillary Clinton during her campaign, you would probably see that he had lots of meetings of that kind.”
This comes at a time when people have speculated that Russia interfered in the 2016 Presidential election that saw Donald Trump become the 45th President of the United States.
Peskov, however, did note that Hillary Clinton was hostile when it came to Russia and that Vladimir Putin was not fond of that.
Peskov explained that “The candidate Hillary Clinton was quite negative about our country in her attitude and in her program, declaring Russia being nearly the main evil in the world and the main threat for the United States.”
He also explained that “to the contrary, the other candidate, Donald Trump, was saying that, ‘Yes, we disagree with the Russians … in lots of issues, but we have to talk to them in order to try to find some understanding.’ Whom would you like better? The one who says that Russia is evil or the one who says that, ‘Yes, we disagree, but let’s talk to understand and to try to find some points of agreement?’”