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US Jewish Group Condemns Putin’s Suggestion That Jews Might Be to Blame for Election Meddling

On Saturday, the American Jewish Committee denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin's comments after he suggested those behind the efforts to interfere in the 2016 election might have been 'Ukrainians, Tatars, Jews, just with Russian citizenship.' PHOTO: Washington Examiner/Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool/AP Alexei Druzhinin

By Melissa Quinn | 10 March 2018

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — A U.S. Jewish advocacy group denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin’s suggestion that Jews were responsible for the meddling in the 2016 presidential election and called for Putin to “clarify his comments.”

“President Putin suggesting that Russian Federation minorities, be they Ukrainian, Tatar, or Jewish, were behind U.S. election is eerily reminiscent of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. He should clarify his comments at the earliest opportunity,” the American Jewish Committee tweeted Saturday.

Putin has come under fire for remarks about Russian meddling he made during an interview with NBC News.

“Maybe they’re not even Russians,” Putin said of those behind the efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. “Maybe they’re Ukrainians, Tatars, Jews, just with Russian citizenship. Even that needs to be checked. Maybe they have dual citizenship, or maybe a green card. Maybe it was the Americans who paid them for this work. How do you know? I don’t know.” […]

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