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Obama Says It's Possible Russia Will Try to Sway Election

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Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016 08:38 PM

President Barack Obama said it is possible that the Russians would try to influence the U.S. presidential election, after the leak of Democratic National Committee emails that experts have attributed to Russian hackers.

"Anything is possible," Obama told NBC News when asked if the Russians would try to influence the Nov. 8 election.

"What we do know is is that the Russians hack our systems. Not just government systems, but private systems. But you know, what the motives were in terms of the leaks, all that- I can't say directly," Obama said. "What I do know is that Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed admiration for Vladimir Putin."

NBC's Savannah Guthrie responded, "Sounds like you're suggesting that Putin might be motivated to prefer Trump in the White House?"

"Well, I am basing this on what Mr. Trump himself has said. And I think that, Trump's gotten pretty favorable coverage back in Russia," Obama said.

So Guthrie asked, "Is it possible, in your mind, that the Russians would try to influence the U.S. election?"

"Anything's possible," Obama said.

 

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President Barack Obama said it is possible that the Russians would try to influence the U.S. presidential election, after the leak of Democratic National Committee emails that experts have attributed to Russian hackers. Anything is possible, Obama told NBC News when asked...
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