A few days before the press conference we had seen CNN run a story connected to the Buzzfeed story based on not just faulty information, but a story so impossible to believe and moreover irrelevant to the public interest.
US presidential race
Talking about conspiracy theories, I often reminded of the situation that existed here in the United States during the Cold War, when I was a State Department official. Very few people believed that there was such thing as communist ideology.
The problem in presidential campaign this year is that it is the most bizarre campaign in history in my lifetime.
Do Americans have a memory? I sometimes wonder.
"So maybe we've discovered Clinton's approach to abortion and gun violence - kill the babies before they find a gun and shoot you."
Russia’s very able Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said that the US presidential campaign is “simply some sort of a global shame” unworthy of the American people.
She certainly hit the nail on the head.