White House backs Treasury view that Russia's Putin is corrupt

White House backs Treasury view that Russia's Putin is corrupt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Treasury official's assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin is corrupt "best reflects the administration's view," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing on Thursday.

Earlier this week, the BBC reported that Adam Szubin, acting Treasury secretary for terrorism & financial crimes, said in an interview the United States considers Putin corrupt. The Kremlin after described the remarks as an "official accusation."

(Reporting by Jeff Mason, Doina Chiacu & Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

olitics & GovernmentGovernmentVladimir PutinWhite HouseJosh Earnest

Source: “Reuters”

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