But that's not how NBC News spun it in a promo for the interview on Twitter. But the interview produced little that was new. Officials at those organizations have said Putin personally "ordered an influence campaign" in an intelligence report ordered by former President Barack Obama. "There's a theory that Kennedy's assassination was arranged by the United States intelligence services", he explained.
"It wouldn't make sense for us to interfere", Putin said. "All of them, all of them point to Russian Federation, and none of them points to anyone other than Russian Federation".
Though a secret communications line was never established, the report raises questions amidst accusations that President Donald Trump and his team colluded with Russian Federation circulate. "I know I am walking into a trap". The day before the interviews, "he and I had spent a good hour together, along with Prime Minister Modi of India, and exchanged all sorts of information about ourselves, our families", she said.
Mr Putin said the United States intelligence agencies had been misled over their findings. You create a sensation out of nothing.
There is a widely-seen photograph of Flynn and Putin sitting at the same banquet table in Moscow in 2015 when the retired Army general was a Trump advisor. Photos show Putin flanked by Flynn and Emir Kusturica, a Serbian filmmaker.
Sessions Denies Third Meeting With Russian Ambassador
His impassioned response came after Senate Democrats raised questions about whether Sessions privately met with Kislyak. Comey had told senators in a closed-door briefing that agents were investigating another possible meeting between Mr.
"That's it. I didn't even really talk to him".
Mr Flynn was sacked in February after misleading the White House over his Russian links and has declined to testify to the Senate intelligence committee.
Russian President, Vladimir Putin says, he has no knowledge of a reported pre-inauguration proposal by President Donald Trump's son in law and top aide Jared Kushner to set up a secret, bug-proof communications channel with the Kremlin. Putin, slouched over in his seat, scoffed at the idea.
"Why do you feel you have the right to ask us these kinds of questions? I don't know. The routine job of an ambassador - do you think that from all over the world or from the United States, the ambassador reports to me every day who he meets with or what they discuss there?"
The remarks were the latest in a series of denials from Moscow that have had little impact so far on a political crisis in the U.S. over potential links between Russian Federation and Trump's inner circle.
Speaking at Russia's annual showcase economic forum in Saint Petersburg on Friday, Putin slammed accusations that Moscow meddled in the election. "Do you even understand what you're asking or not?"
Kelly pushed back on Putin's claims, including saying it sounded like the Russian president was trying to justify his attempts to influence elections. "Put you finger anywhere on the map of the world and everywhere you will hear complaints that American officials are interfering in internal electoral processes", he said.
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