Putin denies knowledge of secret channel proposal

Virginia Carter
June 19, 2017

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?

Kelly concluded by asking Putin about and the Russian Federation's recent history of corruption, repression and silencing of dissidents.

Putin dredged up conspiratorial musings on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, saying if USA intelligence services were capable of killing him, then they could have easily framed anyone for the election hacks - a theory now common among Trump and his supporters, who argue the "deep state" is sabotaging him for threatening global power-brokers.

"We don't even have to do that". But even though she's been off television for much of his presidency, she didn't offer any political punditry Sunday night.

"I don't want to offend anyone, but the United States, everywhere, all over the world, is actively interfering in electoral campaigns in other countries", he noted. "Not for the United States, but the leadership".

Retired Lt. Gen. Flynn served as an adviser to Trump's presidential campaign, and then served as President Donald Trump's national security adviser in the White House for less than a month before he was sacked for what the administration said was lying about his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to Vice President Mike Pence. "We had no relationship at all".

Trump has offered contradictory accounts of his relationship with Putin over time but has also said the two never met. I told them the same thing I tell you.

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"It wouldn't make sense for us to interfere", Putin said.

Flynn was sacked after less than a month because of revelations that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his communications with Russia's ambassador to the United States.

Putin continued: 'When I came to the event for our company, Russia Today, and sat down at the table, next to me there was a gentleman sitting on one side.

"No, I haven't... because if there had been something meaningful he would have made a report to the minister, and the minister would have made a report to me". Therefore, if someone, and I am not saying that it's us (we did not interfere), if anybody does influence in some way or attempts to influence or somehow participates in these processes, then the United States has nothing to be offended by. He used to be in the security services, ' That's it. "You and I met yesterday evening". Flynn's ties with Russian Federation are under scrutiny by U.S.

Putin repeatedly rejected claims that Russian hackers had acted to help Trump win the election ― an assertion that has been substantiated by multiple USA intelligence agencies. He was sacked for what the administration said was lying about his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to Vice President Mike Pence. "And I got up and left", Putin said. "No proposal like that came to me".

"I want to say that Russian Federation is developing along a democratic path".

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. "Why do you feel you have the right to ask us these kinds of questions?" he said. And do it all the time?

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