Russia: Press 2 "to use the services of Russian hackers," 3 "to request election interference."
"To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, press 1"
April 3, 2017
In an apparent April Fools Day joke, the Russian Foreign Ministry posted a message offering interference in your next election.
"To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, press 1," the recording begins, in Russian and English. Press 2 "to use the services of Russian hackers," and 3 "to request election interference."
President Donald Trump has called upon NBC News, and also other news organizations, to stop covering Russia's purported interference into the November 7th, 2016 US Presidential election. MSNBC and other leftist media theorize that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted revenge against Hillary Clinton, so they helped Donald Trump through sock puppet accounts on social media, and hacking of the Democratic National Committee
On Saturday, the ministry posted on its Facebook page an audio file of the purported new automated telephone switchboard message for Russian embassies. https://www.facebook.com/search/str/russian+foreign+ministry/keywords_top
A ministry duty officer, who did not give his name in line with official practice, confirmed to The Associated Press that the post was an official joke.Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday emphatically denied allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election.