Putin dismisses US claims about Trump, Russia and elections

In an interview broadcast on Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied having knowledge of an alleged secret dossier with compromising information on President Trump.

In an interview with NBC News, Putin repeated his denial of claims by USA intelligence agencies that Moscow engineered the hacking of the Democratic Party in order to tilt the recent presidential election toward Donald Trump.

A lot was banking on the first episode of "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly", ever since Kelly left Fox News in January 2017 and joined NBC instead.

Vladimir Putin responded negatively to questions about contacts with former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and other representatives of the U.S. president's team.

"Our police force, fortunately, so far, do not use batons, tear gas or any other extreme measures of instilling order, something that we often see in other countries, including in the United States", he noted.

USA intelligence community officials have said they are certain that the hackers were in Russian Federation and that their instructions came from Putin, who sought to undermine Clinton and boost Donald Trump's chances of winning. "You people are so creative over there, good job". He said he had yet to see any evidence of Russian meddling and drew a connection between the allegations against Russia and the theory that USA intelligence agencies arranged the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. How could she not ask him, "Why did you want Donald Trump to win our election?"

"Put your finger anywhere on a map of the world, and everywhere you will hear complaints that American officials are interfering in internal electoral processes", Putin told Kelly.

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Russian Federation is ready to listen to comments that are constructive with the goal of establishing a relationship "but we will absolutely not accept when these sorts of things are used as an instrument of political conflict", he said.

The veteran journalist's interview with Putin marked her NBC debut, but it was clear from the start that Kelly wasn't quite able to wrangle any answers out of the enigmatic leader. "I'm being completely honest with you. That's why, in the grand scheme of things, we don't care who's the head of the United States", Putin said.

"Where would we get this information?" "And then afterwards I was told, you know that was an American gentleman", the Russian president said. "The minister would have reported it to me", Putin said. 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. "And now it seems that not only may that happen, but we're not really expecting much in return", Oliver said.

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. Do you think we're gathering compromising information on all of them right now?

Instead, Putin took the opportunity to deny every allegation that's been leveled at Russian Federation since the election. "However, in order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts sought by the Senate Intelligence Committee, President Trump will not assert executive privilege regarding James Comey's scheduled testimony".

Kelly teased an upcoming interview with news-making sportscaster Erin Andrews, who while interesting, just isn't at the same level as Putin.

In addition, Putin told NBC that regardless of Trump's previous travel to Russian Federation as a businessman, he had had no relationship with him and had never met him.

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