Vladimir Putin: Claims Russia has damaging information on Donald Trump 'nonsense'


He also alleged that the USA actively interferes with electoral campaigns of other countries.

In an NBC News interview with Megyn Kelly, which will air Sunday night, Putin denied any close relations with the former Trump adviser who is now being investigated for his ties to Russian Federation.

"Point your finger to any spot on the world's map, everywhere you'll hear complaints that American officials interfere in their political domestic processes".

U.S. President Donald Trump fired Flynn in February for failing to disclose the content of his talks with Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, and misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.

US intelligence agencies have concluded that Putin ordered the disruption of the election.

Trump himself has been dogged by questions about any business dealings with Russia - he says he has none - as well as reports of a Russian dossier of damaging personal information. During their discussion, Kelly attempted to press Putin about the United States' accusation that Russian Federation interfered with last year's presidential election.

He said: "Well, this is just another load of nonsense". Where would we get this information from?

Putin's responses, similar to past defenses the Russian president has given to USA election charges, left many watching the interview "disappointed", said Pritha Paul at the International Business Times.

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Trump has offered contradictory accounts of his relationship with Putin over time but has also said the two never met. You and I met up yesterday evening.

US President Donald Trump appointed Retired Lt Gen Michael Flynn as a security adviser. "Your lives must be so boring", if Americans are reduced to making up stories about Russian Federation, he said.

"There's nothing to even talk about", he told Kelly via an incredulous sounding interpreter.

"When I came to the event for our company, Russia Today, and sat down at the table, next to me there was a gentleman sitting on one side", Putin continued. "No proposal like that came to me", Putin said through a Russian interpreter.

But when talking with Kelly, Putin seemed to muddy the waters. "I made a speech, then we talked about something else, then I got up and left". I don't know. That's an ambassador's every day, routine work.

The dinner Putin referred to was a gala for the Russian state news agency, RT.

In his May 9 letter firing Comey, Trump said the former FBI director had informed him "on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation". "They can not", Putin said. "We had no relationship at all. They can even be hackers, by the way, in the United States who very skillfully and professionally shifted the same, as we say, on to Russian Federation". Then, when Kelly pressed with a follow-up question, he said, "I have no idea".

Flynn's ties to Moscow are under scrutiny in the United States amid allegations of possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. "Have you all lost your senses over there?"