Did Russia Interfere in the US Election — Putin Interview

Danny Woods
June 5, 2017

She offers an exclusive, one-on-one interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. And then afterwards I was told, 'You know there was an American gentleman.

"We have a lot of Americans who visit us", Putin said in an interview with NBC's "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly".

Putin said many chief executives of major USA companies visit Russian Federation and "do you think we are gathering dirt on all of them now?"

Kelly continued to push Putin.

As for claims of Russian Federation hacking into the 2016 US Presidential election, President Putin maintained US intelligence agencies and congressional committees looking into the matter have been "misled".

Kelly asked Putin if he was holding any kind of damaging information about Trump, either involving Trump's finances or a visit Trump made to Russian Federation as a businessman.

"It is not coincidence that Flynn was placed next to President Putin", Michael McFaul, U.S. ambassador in Moscow from 2012 to 2014 and now an NBC News analyst said in April. Then we talked about some other stuff And I got up and left.

In an interview with Megyn Kelly of NBC News, the Russian leader denies having any relationship with Trump. The Kremlin leader said that Democrats, having lost the election, were trying to put the blame on Russian Federation to cover for their own campaign failures.But he categorically insisted that "we don't engage in that at the state level".USA intelligence agencies have accused Putin of ordering a hacking and influence campaign aimed at tilting the November 2016 election in favor of Republican Donald Trump, who had pledged to boost ties with Moscow.Modi left for France late evening for the last leg of his four-nation tour that also took him to Germany and Spain besides Russian Federation. It also claims that people close to then-candidate Trump were in contact with the Russians during the 2016 campaign. A special counsel appointed by the Justice Department and congressional committees are investigating.

Flynn, a retired lieutenant general, briefly served as an adviser to Trump's campaign and later as the president's national security adviser. The administration claimed Flynn was sacked for lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

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"Had there been anything significant he would have reported it to the minister".

Putin said he arrived at the event and was only told about Flynn after giving a speech. "There weren't even any reports".

Trump has called the Russian Federation inquiry a "witch hunt" and the talk of a collusion "a total hoax", although he also has hedged his denials when it comes to those around him.

Despite saying there had been no reports, Putin volunteered that "there was not even a specific discussion of sanctions or something else". "For me, this is just awesome". You create a sensation out of nothing. "Put your finger anywhere on a map of the world", he said, "and everywhere you will hear complaints that American officials are interfering in internal election processes". Putin has denied the findings, and Trump has also questioned the validity of the intelligence community's conclusions. "And out of this sensation, you turned it into a weapon of war against the current (U.S.) president", Putin said. "He used to be in the security services".

The line was never established, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.

On Sunday, Lawmakers from both parties urged Trump not to stand in the way of Comey's testimony.

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 United States over potential links between Russian Federation and Trump's inner circle. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee.

"They have been misled", Putin responded when Kelly said that American intelligence agencies had concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the campaign with the goal of electing Trump.

Trump could argue that discussions with Comey pertained to national security and had an expectation of privacy. But legal experts say Trump likely undermined those arguments because he publicly discussed the conversations in tweets and interviews.

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