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Putin tries to amplify GOP efforts to whitewash the deadly Capitol attack, saying the insurrectionists weren't 'just a crowd of robbers and rioters'

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The Russian government is increasingly echoing Republican efforts to downplay the fatal Capitol insurrection and portray the rioters as innocent people with legitimate grievances.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday criticized the US response to the Capitol attack, which left five dead and was catalyzed by former President Donald Trump's lies about the 2020 election. Among those killed on January 6 was a US Capitol Police officer.
"They weren't just a crowd of robbers and rioters. Those people had come with political demands," Putin said, per the Associated...
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