Maybe the CBS reporter was hoping for a confession from Russian President Putin, an acknowledgment that his government had colluded with the Trump administration, meddled covertly in the United States government to alter the outcome of James Comey’s employment with the FBI. Maybe she expected him to acknowledge some kind of advance knowledge or to have been consulted in somehow or to have sought the termination. Perhaps he would celebrate, give her a quick knuckle bump, happy that the antagonist was now moving on. If that was the case she walked away disappointed. Putin was there to play hockey.
Russian President Putin teamed up with his defense chief Sergey Shoigu and three Olympic champions for a game of ice hockey at the Sochi Bolshoy Ice Dome. The Tass news agency reported that Putin was playing against the owner of the Volga Group, Gennady Timchenko, and several other business leaders.
Putin was asked by the CBS reporter prior to taking the ice, “Sir, how will the firing of James Comey affect US – Russia relations?” He replied with a shrug through his interpreter, saying, “There will be no effect. Your question looks very funny for me, don’t be angry with me.”
He added, “we have nothing to do with that. President Trump is acting in accordance with his competence. And what about us, why we? You see I am going to play hockey with the hockey fans and I invite you to do the same.” She replied that she’d be watching.
The exhibition was part of the activities of a night hockey league President Putin started up in May of 2012 as a means of boosting the revenue of ice hockey stadiums which were otherwise sitting empty. There were a few instances where the 64-year-old leader hit the ice, but that’s to be expected. He’s not a professional. More importantly, he got back up every time.”
Hockey’s one thing, but how long and straight are his drives?
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