Russian President, Vladimir Putin, denied Russian involvement in the hacking of DNC e-mails.
Immediately preceding the Democratic National Convention, e-mails were leaked that revealed an attempt on the part of Democratic party leaders to ensure that Hillary Clinton won delegate votes in primaries over Bernie Sanders.
DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was forced to resign ahead of the convention because of her involvement in the scandal.
Many speculated that Russian intelligence was behind the hacking of the DNC e-mails and even intimated that Donald Trump and his campaign had encouraged or helped facilitate the behavior from Russia.
On Friday an interview with Russian President, Vladimir Putin, revealed that he and his country had nothing to do with the e-mail leak.
Putin did, however, admit that it was necessary that the contents of those e-mails were made available to the American public.
“I don’t know anything about it, and on a state level Russia has never done this,” said Putin in an interview with Bloomberg News.
According to Putin, it doesn’t matter who did the hacking.
“The important thing is the content that was given to the public,” claimed Putin. “There’s no need to distract the public’s attention from the essence of the problem by raising some minor issues connected with the search for who did it. The campaign headquarters worked in the interest of one of the candidates, in this case Mrs. Clinton, rather than equally for all of the Democratic Party candidates.”