Megyn Kelly's Putin Interview: Phooey, Says Twitter

Olive Rios
June 5, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin said hackers trying to influence last year's United States election could have been from anywhere, questioning findings by American intelligence that Russia was behind the operation, according to an interview aired Friday.

Flynn was sacked by Trump in February after less than a month on the job following claims he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the USA, during the transition period.

Finally, recalling that there are many diplomatic channels, in places like the United Nations, where diplomats, politicians and experts of all stripes can establish informal channels of dialogue to engage in negotiations, Bezpalko noted that in the U.S., as far as Russian Federation is concerned anyway, those rules don't seem to apply.

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. Why do you feel you have the right to ask us these questions?.

He also claimed he had limited personal interaction with former USA national security advisor Michael Flynn. The fact that Sunday Night spent as much time rolling in the African mud with elephants (in a report about elephant poaching) as it did with Putin suggests how slim the pickings were in the editing room. But she said Trump wanted to allow for a "swift and thorough examination of the facts" related to Comey's ouster and the multiple investigations into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation.

In this May 8, 2017, photo, then-FBI Director James Comey speaks to the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in Washington. So, if this theory is correct - and that can't be ruled out - " then the same agencies could fabricate evidence of Russian hacking, Putin said.

Trump has denied any collusion but the Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional probes into the Russian Federation matter have dogged the early months of his presidency.

No, he had no idea whether or not Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and White House adviser, tried to establish a "back channel" of communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

"He was clearly defending himself by putting all the blame on somebody else, whether it was the US or 3-year-olds, or smart hackers, or people who could imitate Russian Federation or USA interference in somebody else's elections". I longed for one of the incredulous reactions 60 Minutes correspondents like Mike Wallace and Ed Bradley were famous for when an interview source told a whopper, saying "come on" with a look that told the viewer they weren't buying what they were just told.

Putin, speaking to NBC News' Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, said he recalled the dinner in question as a routine event. "Do you think that I have time to talk to our ambassadors every day?" "You created a sensation out of nothing and out of this sensation, you turned it into a weapon of war against the current president".

U.S. intelligence agencies have accused Putin of ordering a hacking and influence campaign to tilt last year's election in favor of Republican Donald Trump, after the billionaire pledged to boost ties with Moscow. "Put your finger anywhere on a map of the world", he said, "and everywhere you will hear complaints that American officials are interfering in internal election processes".

"Clearly, it would be very, very troubling if the president of the United States is interfering in investigations that affect potentially the president and his closest associates", said Sen.

When the Senate intelligence committee in May demanded that Flynn provide a list of any contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign and transition, Flynn invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination and refused.

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