Putin: 'Have you all lost your senses over there?'

Erika Turner
June 6, 2017

"This is just another load of nonsense", Putin said.

"Why do you feel you have the rights to ask us these kinds of questions?" he demanded in response to her asking him about allegations of him running a repressive regime that jails dissidents and kills journalists.

"They have been misled", Putin responded when Kelly said that American intelligence agencies had concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the campaign with the goal of electing Trump.

Megyn Kelly's highly-anticipated debut on NBC News landed with a thud on Sunday.

"I made my speech". "And we can only get that by talking to those directly involved".

Kelly's centerpiece interview displayed some of the toughness that defined her at Fox, expressing disbelief when the Russian president claimed he hadn't spoken with his ambassador about meetings with Trump's inner circle.

Putin also denied that Russian Federation had any information on Trump to influence him. I didn't even really talk to him.

Comey, who was leading the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's U.S. presidential election, was sacked by Trump last month, four years into his 10-year term.

Putin also said he had very little contact with Michael Flynn, the former USA national security adviser, even though they sat next to each other at a 2015 Moscow dinner. You create a sensation out of nothing and out of this sensation, you turn it into a weapon of war against the current president.

If that sounds a bit like Mr Putin is travelling up "Imagination Lane", he offered up another conspiratorial spectacular last week, when he was asked whether Russian Federation was responsible for a chemical weapons attack in northern Syria back in April.

"There's a theory that Kennedy's assassination was arranged by the United States Intelligence services", Putin said.

He also alleged that the United States actively interferes with electoral campaigns of other countries.

Clips were played from the event that showed Kelly asking Putin in front of 4,000 guests about Russia's role in the hacking of the 2016 USA presidential election.

Putin also said hed never met Trump, including during a visit by Trump to Moscow for the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, and called the existence of a secret Russian dossier on Trump “just another piece of nonsense.”.

What's up with Putin sitting next to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn during an event for the Russian outlet RT?

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?

Days before a highly anticipated hearing, President Donald Trump appears unlikely to try and block fired FBI Director James Comey from testifying, as a Senate panel pledged aggressive questioning into whether the president sought to obstruct a probe into his campaign's relationship with Russian Federation.

Legislators in both parties have urged Mr Trump to allow Mr Comey to testify publicly. "That is the extent of my acquaintance with Flynn".

After getting under then-candidate Donald Trump's skin during a presidential debate, her sit-down with Trump during the 2016 election was also panned as too soft-focus and middling. Roy Blunt, a member of the Senate intelligence committee.

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