Putin denies relationship with former NSA Michael Kelly

Russian President Vladimir Putin testily rejected the idea that his government had interfered in the 2016 US election – or that he is holding compromising evidence against President Trump – in an interview broadcast Sunday night with NBC’s Megyn Kelly.Did Russian President Vladimir Putin collect damaging information on President Donald Trump?Putin claimed that Russian Federation has a preference in an election but only reacts to the “political direction” that the United States seems to be heading in. He said invoking executive privilege would be on “shaky legal ground” and stressed that Comey deserved to have his “day in court” after repeated attacks by Trump and reports of undue pressure. Lots of powerful Americans go to Russian Federation, he added. He added: “Do you think we’re gathering compromising information on all of them right now or something?” Overall, her ill-prepared questions prompted two types of responses from Putin: outright denial and smirks.Kelly confronted Putin with questions about his country’s alleged involvement in the 2016 United States presidential election and the allegations that Russian Federation has compromising information on President Donald Trump. The former Fox News anchor’s questions would have been explosive had Putin answered any of them with a “yes”, but unsurprisingly, he did not confess to rigging the USA election or having video of our president enjoying the defilement of a Moscow hotel bed.Vladimir Putin with Megyn Kelly. “They aren’t analyzing the information in its entirety”. I didn’t even really talk to him.”I want to ask those individuals directly, ‘Did they have that kind of pressure?'” Warner said, referring to Coats and Rogers.”I am not aware of such a proposal”.Not learning her lesson that Putin will never acknowledge any meetings between his ambassador and Trump aides, Kelly asked him if he would like to know about went on between alleged interactions between Trump’s son-in-law and senior aide, Jared Kushner. Cause confusion. Get the U.S.in an uproar.Flynn was paid $45,000 to speak at the event, and seated next to Putin.”No, I haven’t… because if there had been something meaningful he would have made a report to the minister, and the minister would have made a report to me”. Then we talked about some other stuff. And I got up and left.That’s it.’And then afterwards I was told, “You know there was an American gentleman. He used to be in the security services”. that’s it.”That’s it”, he said. Putin said he didn’t realize that Flynn had been involved with anything having to do with USA intelligence until someone told him afterward.This statement of blaming the U.S. hackers was given by the president Putin in an interview. But Putin painted the entire Russian hacking story as the invention of people who hate President Trump and have seen too many spy movies. He said he had no idea if the Russian Ambassador to Washington had held contacts with the Trump campaign before the November election.