Saturday, January 30, 2016

Kremlin Furious Over U.S. Accusations That Putin Is Corrupt

© Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS

TASS: Putin considers US corruption accusations against him unacceptable — Kremlin

On January 28 US White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that US Treasury Adam Szubin’s statements on Putin’s alleged involvement in corruption reflect the view of the US Administration

MOSCOW, January 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin knows about Washington’s accusations against him and considers them unacceptable, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday.

"Of course, the president is familiar with those statements. He also considers them to be absolutely unacceptable and inappropriate for such high-ranking officials from the United States," Peskov said answering a TASS question.

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WNU Editor: U.S. Treasury accusations that Russian President Putin is corrupt has dominated Russian social media for the past few days .... and as predicted the Kremlin is reacting with anger.

More News ON Kremlin Anger Over U.S. Accusations That Putin Is Corrupt

White House accusations aimed at Putin are insults – Kremlin spokesman -- RT
Kremlin attacks White House for backing claims that Putin is corrupt -- The Guardian/AFP
Kremlin waits for explanation from US officials on corruption accusations against Putin -- TASS
Kremlin Demands Explanation for ‘Outrageous’ U.S. Remarks About Putin -- NYT
Kremlin: By Accusing Putin of Corruption, U.S. Seeks to Influence Russia Election -- Haaretz
Lavrov in talks with Kerry expressed indignation over US corruption accusations -- TASS
‘Trumped-up, brazen’: Lavrov slams accusation that Putin is corrupt in phone call with Kerry -- RT


Unknown said...

Putin is just more successful at being corrupt than the Clintons.

Obama is also corrupt. Rezko did not happen in a vacuum.

Don Bacon said...

Russia is a total designated enemy of the US and that includes its president, which means no holds barred by the inept US administrators in Washington. Look for Russia's inclusion in the Axis of Evil. The destruction Of Russia is high on the US agenda, and China would be too except for its effect on US financial interests.

B.Poster said...

Anyone who has ever dealt with the US government on any level has to deal with a dash of corruption and allot bureacratic incompetence. I suspect it's the same when dealing governments in general. As such, making such an accusation was not going to win friends or influence people but was only going to make a bad situation worse.

Overall a very stuoid thing to say. If I were POTUS, this man gets fired immediately if I can possibly do it. Furthermore we really could use Russian help in areas that are vital to us. We never were likely to get this help.

Leveling this accusation right now had no upside potential along with huge downside potential. The term "unforced error" comes to mind.