"To me it absolutely makes no difference because they do not represent the government", Putin answered, according to the Russian-language interview transcript posted Saturday by the Kremlin.
Members of Congress, Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, have been pushing the administration to punish Russian Federation for what House Speaker Paul Ryan described as a "sinister and systematic attack" on the 2016 USA campaign, and prevent potential foreign interference in this November's mid-term elections.
The US intelligence community said in a January 2017 report that the Russian government interfered in the presidential election - to help Trump win - by hacking Democratic targets, facilitating damaging releases through WikiLeaks and using social media to spread misinformation.
Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (Democrat-Connecticut) called on world leaders to denounce "soundly and promptly" what he called Putin's "repulsive" remarks. Rep. Don Beyer, D-Virginia, also demanded a response by Trump, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.
The White House has not immediately responded to CNN's request for comment.
Greenblatt also said it was "deeply disturbing to see the Russian president giving new life to classic anti-Semitic stereotypes that have plagued his country for hundreds of years". Putin said of the people listed in Mueller's indictment.
This is stated by the head of Russian Federation himself in a documentary.
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Anti-Semitism in Russian Federation goes back hundreds of years.
After the communist revolution, the Soviet Union briefly experimented with creating an autonomous Jewish region along the eastern border, Gessen told NPR. "Such circumstances do not exist and never will", Putin said.
Putin also suggested the US put Russian dissidents up to the meddling.
But some see dark signs in the corners of Putin's Russian Federation. The report said Putin "ordered" the meddling effort.
In the Russian language, there are different words for citizens of Russia (Rossiyane) and ethnic Russians (Russkiye), though the latter - which was used by Putin in the interview, according to the Kremlin transcript - sometimes has a broader connotation. "If Israel won't defend the Jews, nobody will do so in its place".
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