Putin jokes about Russia meddling in 2020 election: 'Don't tell anyone'

Putin jokes about Russia meddling in 2020 election: 'Don't tell anyone'
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Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinHow oil tariffs can unite strange political bedfellows Overnight Energy: Trump says global oil production could be cut by 15M barrels | Trump to rent storage space to oil producers | EPA defends move to suspend pollution monitoring Putin tells Russians to stay home all month amid coronavirus threat MORE reportedly joked Wednesday about Russia interfering in the 2020 U.S. elections, saying they'll "definitely do it."

While attending a panel at Russian Energy Week, Putin teased reporters when prompted with a question about Russia potentially meddling in America's elections next November.


"I'll tell you a secret: Yes, we'll definitely do it," he said, according to CNN.

He added at a whisper, "Just don't tell anyone."

Putin then added that Russia plans to prioritize domestic problems currently.

"You know, we have enough of our own problems," CNN reported him as saying. "We are engaged in resolving internal problems and are primarily focused on this."

The intelligence community believes Moscow will again try to interfere in the United States's presidential election, as it did in the last cycle.

Former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE, who was in charge of investigating the Kremlin's 2016 hacking and disinformation campaign, told lawmakers earlier this year that preventing Russia's anti-democratic aggression should be a top concern.