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Russian Foreign Ministry poked fun at hacker scandal

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday emphatically denied allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election Russian Foreign Ministry poked fun at hacker scandal
Saul Franklin | 07 April, 2017, 02:45

On April 1, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted a spoof voicemail offering "Russian hackers services" and "election interference".

"After living there for a few years I do know the Russians actually have a very wicked sense of humor".

Also, a day before the prank video was posted, a USA senator claimed that Russian Federation hired 1,000 trolls to deliberately create fake news about Clinton in the run-up to the election. Sen.

The Russian Foreign Ministry actually posted an April Fools' joke making fun of its alleged involvement in the 2016 USA presidential election.

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The post was confirmed earlier Saturday as a joke to The Associated Press.

"To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, press 1", the recording continues (in both English and Russian). "All those things are fictional, illusory and provocations, lies", he said at an worldwide forum", he said. "The anti-Russian card is played by different political forces inside the United States to trade on that and consolidate their positions inside".

Russian President Vladimir Putin: His country has been busy in other nations' elections. Some questioned whether the media, which is always labeled by Trump as "fake news", would be hoodwinked into covering this prank as an evidence of collusion and Moscow's interference in the elections.

"Which buttons for Russian lies about Putin's #MH17 atrocity, Russian sports doping and Russian troops in Ukraine?"

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