Putin strongly objects to urine drug testing ahead of G20 Summit
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladamir Putin is objecting to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's request that world leaders undergo drug testing as a condition of participating in the next G20 summit in Berlin.
Merkel made the request in the wake the Rio Olympics, when it was revealed that Russia had participated in a state-sponsored doping scandal that brought disgrace on its athletes and still tarnishes the country's reputation in the eyes of the sporting world.
While Putin refuses to submit to urine testing, other world leaders are proving more game. Just minutes after Merkel originally made the demand, President Hillary Rodham Clinton Tweeted that she was happy to oblige, as "painstaking preparation is my only performance enhancer."
Wikileaks retaliated Wednesday by bashing Merkel's "hypocritical reliance on blood thinners," before publishing a cache of Merkel's medical records that indicate the German Chancellor takes a baby aspirin every night.
Wikileaks refused to say how it obtained Merkel's private records, furiously denying Russian involvement, and insisted that the decision to publish them was not motivated by Julian Assange's deep misogynist antipathy toward female world leaders.
CIA web analysts cast doubt on Wikileaks'explanation, saying the medical records had been emailed to Assange from a Kremlin email address and the subject heading of the email said, "I hate women, especially hillary and merkel. $300,000 wire transfer to follow. Love you Julian! Xxx Vladimir."