"Putin: ‘Dems DREAMT UP idea of pressure being exerted on Ukraine’ (Video)"
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 409 (December 29, 2019)

Putin said the Democratic push for impeachment is ‘part of the ongoing domestic political battle in Washington.’
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Alexander Mercouris: “… all these questions about Donald Trump and his impeachment. What it shows is that Putin is extremely well versed in the U.S. political structures. He knows what the role of the Senate is. He knows what the role of the House of Representatives is. He knows all those sorts of things. He knows quite a bit about the impeachment process in the United States. Putin is also a trained lawyer. This is something people always miss about him. Putin’s training is as a lawyer and he has looked at the case against Donald Trump and he is as unimpressed about it as we on The Duran are and have been saying for a very long time. His point is: there isn’t any real case here. It’s all made up. His words, practically. There is no chance that the Senate is going to impeach him on these nebulous, confected allegations. So Donald Trump is going to survive this impeachment and Donald Trump’s presidency is going to carry on. So an accurate, precise assessment of what is going on in the United States. One only wishes that American political leaders were as familiar and had as good a grasp of Russian affairs as Putin has of American affairs. ... "