Putin defends Trump


National News

December 20, 2019 - 7:46 AM


MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin rode to the defense of Donald Trump by dismissing the “spurious” impeachment of the American leader as an attempt by his political opponents to oust him.

The vote against Trump in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives reflects a continuing “domestic political battle” in the U.S., Putin told his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow on Thursday. “The party that lost the election, the Democratic Party, is trying to reach its goal by different means,” he said.

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