Putin denies having compromising info on Trump

Very skillfully and professionally shifted the blame, as we say, onto Russian Federation.

Before announcing her exit from Fox in January, Kelly said her dream job would be "a little Charlie Rose, a little Oprah, and a little me". "I haven't seen, even once, any direct proof of Russian interference in the presidential election".

In an interview on American television last night, the Russian president - who denies any involvement in the hacking of email accounts of top Democrats that many believe helped swing the November vote in Mr Trump's favour - said U.S. spies could be have been behind the data theft.

Interviewer Megyn Kelly pressed Mr Putin on whether he has any dossier or embarrassing dirt on the U.S. president that could be used to blackmail him.

Mr Putin suggested that skilled hackers anywhere, including the U.S., could shift the blame for hacking onto Russian Federation. But I'm not sure viewers learned much that was new.

The Russian leader, a former KGB intelligence officer, is not given to unguarded moments or admissions of guilt. While promoting the interview, Kelly teased that Putin also suggested the C.I.A. itself was behind the hacks, "likening this one to that involving the J.F.K. assassination and the conspiracy theories surrounding that".

"There wasn't anything to talk about", Mr Putin said through an interpreter.

President Putin also explained the United States interferes in elections in countries around the world. "The minister would have reported it to me", Putin said.

"What fingerprints or hoof- prints or horn-prints, what are you talking about?" he said.

"I just find it awesome how you created a sensation where there wasn't anything at all". You create a sensation out of nothing. During the RT Moscow event, which Flynn was allegedly paid $50,000 for, both Flynn and Putin gave speeches to attendees. "As for election meddling, I don't think they really had anything to do with it". "That's the extent of my acquaintance with Mr. Flynn", he said. Her meeting with the Indian Prime Minister landed her in controversy as she had asked him, "Are you on Twitter?".

He also rejected as "another load of nonsense" claims that the Kremlin had any damaging information on President Trump. Putin, slouched over in his seat, scoffed at the idea. "We have a lot of Americans who visit us". He added: "Do you think we're gathering compromising information on all of them right now or something?" Even his astonished comment that Americans have "lost their senses" for thinking Russian Federation might gather compromising information on American businessmen in his country sounded disingenuous. Officials at those organizations have said Putin personally "ordered an influence campaign" in an intelligence report ordered by former President Barack Obama. "And such situations do occur in the history of the United States".

In the end, the interview accomplished what Putin and Kelly needed - she got a big name for her debut episode and he got a forum to push back angrily against American media and intelligence services. "And then pointing the finger at Russian Federation".

"Put your finger anywhere on the map of the world, and you will hear complaints that American officials are interfering in political processes".

Putin once again denied any involvement in the USA election during his interview with Kelly, instead floating the idea that the hackers were American. When Kelly told him that sounded like a "justification", he argued that it was a "statement of fact".

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