(INTELLIHUB) — Russian President Vladimir Putin told the press on Monday that associates of London-based financier William F. Browder had funneled $400 million untaxed dollars into Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign which left Russia illegally.
Browder told the New York Times in a phone interview on Monday that “America is a rule-of-law country” and said that “the rule of law will protect” him.
Putin claims Browder’s associates “never paid any taxes, neither in Russia nor in the United States and yet the money illegally escaped the country” when it was “transferred to the United States.”
“They sent a huge amount of money, $400 million as a contribution the the campaign of Hillary Clinton,” Putin said. “It might not be illegal, the contribution itself but the way the money was earned is illegal.”
Putin said he believes that “some intelligence officers guided this transaction” and called for the interrogation of the culprits.