+John Baez  : "In December, Putin called Trump "an outstanding and talented personality.....Putin now appears to be backing Trump even more strongly.."
What is better, read a journalist´s analysis/opinion about what a politician said, or check the original source. In that case we often still have different translations.
Here you can see, what he really said ( some difficulty to look neutral and diplomatic when asked.. :)
We all know, that Big Business is paying media, even science and politicians, to get what they want.
Just check the statistics of arms industry: The immediate consequence of the two-year-old myth of Russian aggression.

By the way, Seth Rich, a data analyst for the Democratic National Committee who worked on polling station expansion, was shot and killed as he walked home on Sunday, July 10. According to a comment to this article the investigation of the DNC for voter fraud started in mid-June 2016. Sanders endorsed Clinton at a July 12 event in New Hampshire. Then e-mailleaks
The old journalism wrote about the opinion of all parts. So here is the point of view which is hard to find in westernmedia:
NSA Whistleblower: Not So Fast On Claims Russia Behind DNC Email Hack: See comments of JacobiteInTraining

By EDDIE SCARRY (@ESCARRY)• 6/19/16 11:34 AM
"Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed concerned he not be quoted as overstating presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's intelligence, but he praised billionaire businessman's desire to improve U.S.-Russian relations.

In an interview with CNN on Friday, Putin disputed that he had ever called Trump "brilliant" but said that he believed the celebrity businessman to be "bright."

"I only said that he is a bright(colourful, youtube autotext) person. Isn't he bright?" Putin said. "He is. I did not say anything else about him." But there's one thing that I paid attention to, and that I definitely welcome, is that Mr. Trump said that he's ready to. What can there be bad about it? Don't you welcome it? We all welcome it."
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