WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden stated Russian President Vladimir Putin will face penalties for guiding efforts to swing the 2020 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump, and that they’d come quickly.
“He can pay a value,” Biden advised ABC Information in an interview that aired on Wednesday. Requested what the results would come, he stated, “You will see shortly.”
His feedback come after a U.S. intelligence report on Tuesday bolstered longstanding allegations that Putin was behind Moscow’s election interference, an accusation Russia referred to as baseless.
On the identical time, Biden famous that “there’s locations the place it is in our mutual curiosity to work collectively” equivalent to renewing the START nuclear settlement, including that the 2 leaders have a identified historical past.
“I do know him comparatively properly,” Biden stated, including that “crucial factor coping with overseas leaders in my expertise … is simply know the opposite man.”
Of Putin, Biden stated he doesn’t assume the Russian chief has a soul. Requested if he thought Putin was a killer, he advised ABC: “I do.”
(Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Susan Heavey; Enhancing by Andrew Heavens)