Kremlin spokesman says, ‘linguistically speaking,’ Trump didn't actually tell ‘60 Minutes’ that Putin poisoned anyone
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov is unfazed by U.S. President Donald Trump telling “60 Minutes” in a new interview that Vladimir Putin is “probably, yeah” involved in assassinations and poisonings, in response to a question from journalist Lesley Stahl.
“I wouldn’t make the assessment that Trump allowed that possibility and so on, as we’re reading in many media reports. Here you’ve got to be very flexible with how you read the linguistic properties. It’s clear that there couldn’t have been a different answer,” Peskov said.
Moscow has denied allegations that it is responsible for a March 2018 nerve-agent attack on a double agent living in Salisbury, England, despite mounting evidence that Russian military intelligence agents delivered the poison.