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  • Putin, in interview, denies Russian role in DNC e-mail breach
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Putin Decries 'Shock Tactics' of Clinton, Trump Campaigns

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign struck back at assertions by Russian President Vladimir Putin that the hacking of Democratic Party groups was a public service and accused him of endorsing “foreign interference” in the U.S. presidential election.

Clinton spokesman Jesse Lehrich said experts have concluded Russia was behind the hacking of Democratic National Committee e-mails that were released by WikiLeaks just before the former secretary of state was to formally accept the party’s nomination. Lehrich sought to draw a connection to Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign.