Russian President Vladimir Putin may be taking advantage of an opportunity in U.S. politics, but he may not necessarily want Donald Trump in the White House, international affairs professor Nina Khrushcheva said Tuesday.
"Putin didn't create Trump. He may be using this as a possibility, because Trump really wants to be friends with Putin. Putin is a former KGB man, why wouldn't he use this or even pretend … that he uses it as an opportunity," she said in an interview with CNBC's "Closing Bell."
"But actually I am not sure that he is more willing to have Trump than Hillary Clinton, because Hillary Clinton he knows how to deal with."