The Hill: Putin: 'I like Senator McCain'
Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a leading Russia hawk, during his interviews for an upcoming Showtime interview special, saying, "I like Senator McCain ... And I’m not joking."
McCain is one of the leaders of the Republican charge to increase sanctions against Russia over election tampering.
Putin makes the comments in newly released clips from "The Putin Interviews," a multi-night special featuring film director Oliver Stone interviewing the man McCain has called a "murderer and a thug who seeks to undermine American national security interests at every turn."
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More News On Russian President Putin's Remarks On U.S. Senator John McCain
Putin says Kremlin critic Senator McCain 'lives in Old World' -- Reuters
Putin says he likes John McCain despite senator calling him a 'butcher' and 'thug' -- The Independent
Putin Calls U.S. Senator McCain 'Old World' But Admires His Patriotism -- RFE
Putin: 'Honestly, I like Sen. McCain' -- Washington Examiner
Putin to Oliver Stone: ‘I like McCain’s patriotism & consistency, but he is living in the past’ -- RT