Unlike others, Putin doesn't criticize Trump over decision

Randall Padilla
June 5, 2017

During an interview with NBC News' Megyn Kelly, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that American hackers interfered in the 2016 us election and made it look like Russia was behind the hacking.

They interfered.' It's like anti-Semitism: the Jews are to blame, "Putin said through a translator".

Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly denied he had any compromising material about U.S. President Donald Trump in a televised interview broadcast on Sunday.

Comey probably will be asked about conversations he had with Trump concerning Russian election meddling and the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

"By some calculations it was convenient for them to release this information, so they released it, citing Russia", Putin explained.

Putin, who is keen to fix battered US-Russia relations and is expected to meet Trump for the first time at the G20 in Hamburg in July, said Trump had simply run a better campaign and better connected with voters than Clinton.

Putin's comments come days before former FBI Director James Comey is due to testify before Congress. There was a time when he used to come to Moscow, but you know, I never met with him. Putin noted that executives from perhaps 100 American companies were now in Russian Federation.

He said there was no need for Moscow to interfere in the presidential election, as has been alleged by multiple USA intelligence agencies.

"They have been misled".

"You and I personally have a much closer relationship than I had with Mr. Flynn", he said to Kelly, according to a clip of the interview that ran on Meet the Press Sunday.

Stone is best known for Hollywood blockbusters inspired by American history such as "JFK" and "Born on the Fourth of July", but has previously made films about the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Venezuelan firebrand Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013. You and I have been working together all day today.

He added: "And then afterwards I was told, "You know there was an American gentleman".

Putin also accused the West of "systematic, gross and unceremonious" interference in Russian internal politics over the years.

But Michael McFaul, U.S. ambassador in Moscow from 2012 to 2014 and now an NBC News analyst, said in April: "It is not coincidence that Flynn was placed next to President Putin". He was involved in some things.

President Putin hammers NBC's airhead Megyn Kelly in interview. "I was one of the guests there", he said. But, I repeat, we don't even have to do that. Putin asked. "We didn't have any relationship at all".

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