Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he saw nothing criminal in Hunter Biden’s past business ties with Ukraine or Russia, marking out his disagreement with one of Donald Trump’s attack lines in the U.S. presidential election.
Putin was responding to comments made by Trump during televised debates with Democratic challenger Joe Biden ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
Putin appeared less friendly towards Trump in remarks broadcast by Russian state TV on Sunday. In what may be seen by some analysts as an attempt to try to curry favour with the Biden camp, he took the time to knock down what he made clear he regarded as false allegations from Trump about the Bidens.
And there it is. Putin said today that he saw nothing criminal in Hunter Biden’s past business ties with Ukraine or Russia, in a sharp break with Trump.
With Trump’s re-election unlikely, Putin’s got no more use for him. https://t.co/SKZ4yery9p
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 25, 2020
How do you say “Putin throws Trump under the bus” in Russian?https://t.co/TveJcaLkGt
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 25, 2020