Russian President Vladimir Putin laid waste to Megyn Kelly in front of a laughing audience in St. Petersburg over allegations of Russian meddling in the last U.S. election and collusion between President Trump and Russia.
“What fingerprints?” Putin demanded following Kelly’s request for an explanation as to why U.S. intelligence officials claim to have found digital traces of Russian involvement in the hacking of the Democratic National Convention.
The audience laughed.
“What are you talking about?” he continued with a smirk. “IP addresses, they can be invented. You know, there are very many specialists that can invent or fake [this].”
“You know, a kid of yours can [fake an IP address]. Your girl that is three years old can perpetrate such an attack.”
Kelly went on to insist, “this is not my allegation, this is the conclusion of the 17 U.S. intelligence agencies and the others that I mentioned.”
“What they say is that Russia not only hacked into the Democratic National Committee and hacked into Hillary Clinton’s campaign emails but that they also perpetuated a campaign of disinformation that involved putting out fake news stories through Russian-controlled entities like RT and Sputnik and that those then were pushed by aggregators and what they’re called bots on Twitter and specifically targeted at voters who were potentially pro-Trump.”
“All of us should take the American mass media’s role model,” Putin replied. “Megyn has been demonstrating today high class in her profession.”