One of Vladimir Putin’s trusted allies admits Russia has interfered in previous U.S. elections and does not plan on stopping. In response to a Russian media outlet about U.S. election interference, Yevgeny Prigozhin stated, “I will answer you very subtly and delicately and I apologize; I will allow a certain ambiguity. Gentlemen, we interfered, we interfere, and we will interfere.”
According to CNN, Yevgeny Prigozhin is known as “Vladimir Putin’s chef,” even though he holds no post in the Russian government. So, who is he?
Reports show Prigozhin owns a catering company that gained large contracts in Russia after becoming a close ally of Putin’s. Prigozhin has been sanctioned by the U.S. for his ties to the Internet Research Agency. The group is known as a troll farm accused of interfering in previous U.S. elections. The troll farm allegedly flooded social media platforms with disinformation and conspiracy theories. According to Insider, the State Department offered a $10 million reward for information about him.
The seriousness of his statement is unknown. His comments come just days after the New York Times reported Russia planned to interfere in Tuesday’s election. Vladimir Putin continues to deny interference in U.S. elections.

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