Putin says Russian role in election hacking 'theoretically possible'

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President denies government involvement but acknowledges possibility ‘patriotic’ hackers might have interfered

Vladimir Putin has given his broadest hint yet that Russia may have played a role in the hacking of western elections but emphatically denied that his government was involved.

Speaking at the St Petersburg economic forum, the Russian president acknowledged that it was “theoretically possible” that “patriotic” Moscow hackers might have interfered in foreign polls.

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