Russian President Vladimir Putin 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 Mueller, 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.