Speaking to Kelly in St. Petersburg in a one-on-one interview for her new Sunday night news program, Putin made certain to remind the journalist that the United States interferes in the internal affairs of nations all around the world all the time. "It is clear that when working out our politics, our inclusive line of action, we must be responsible and effective"."We didn't have any relationship at all", he said.
Since the election, reporting has revealed that Russia's ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, met with several top Trump campaign advisers during the campaign and presidential transition, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. "I'm being completely honest with you".
"If this theory is correct and that can't be ruled out", Putin told Kelly, "then what could be easier, in this day and age, than using all the technical means at the disposal of the intelligence services and using those means to organize some attacks and then pointing the finger at Russian Federation?"
Interviewer Megyn Kelly pressed Mr Putin on whether he has any dossier or embarrassing dirt on the USA president that could be used to blackmail him. It's just that French journalists asked me about those hackers.
"This is just some kind of nonsense", Mr Putin said in response to a question about Mr Kislyak meeting Trump campaign officials. But you know, I never met with him. Could President Donald Trump keep Comey from testifying to lawmakers about their priv. "You created a sensation out of nothing, and out of this sensation, you turned it into a weapon of war against the current president", Putin told Kelly.
This, of course, is the Kremlin's standard response when challenged with the findings of 17 United States intelligence agencies who collectively assert that President Putin ordered his people to intervene on the side of President Trump.
"... In the grand scheme of things, we don't care who's the head of the United States", he added. "I don't know the routine job of an ambassador". Putin asked, before saying: "Have you all lost your mind?" "As of right now we have no credible evidence that there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government and if we found that I would run it over to the Department of Justice and ask for prosecution as soon as that happened", Nunes said, USA Today reports. Still, I applaud NBC and Kelly for directing attention to this awful problem.
After all, why would anyone think a man who spent years as a KGB foreign intelligence officer might gather information on powerful foreign business leaders when they are in his backyard?
But the notoriously dismissive Putin, for the most part, refused to play along, issuing denial after denial, often with a combination of disdain and incredulity towards his interviewer and the television viewing audience.
Kelly's interview with Putin was devoted to the same subject nearly entirely.
Reporter Cynthia McFadden did a story about a whistleblower who said the drug company she used to work for made billions on a drug that was misused by doctors and killed people or led them to become addicted.