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Member of Duma admits ‘Russian intelligence stole the president of the United States’ on live TV

Vyacheslav Nikonov via Twitter

According to a Russia media analyst, a member of the Duma legislative body made an off-the-cuff comment on national TV that Russian intelligence “stole the president of the United States.”

Writing on Axios, Becca Rotenberg said the comments were made by Vyacheslav Nikonov on the Russian TV show, “Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov.”

According to Julia Davis, writing on Twitter, “‘s state TV mocks American intelligence services: MP Vyacheslav Nikonov says U.S. spies slept while Russia elected a U.S. President.”

Clarifying the comment, Nikonov reportedly blurted U.S. “intelligence missed it when Russian intelligence stole the president of the United States.”

The Hill noted that the panel Nikonov was participating on focused on the diminishing power of the United States on the world stage.

You can see the tweet by Julia Davis below:

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