Putin also toldNBC 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.
Megyn Kelly's highly-anticipated debut on NBC News landed with a thud on Sunday. "We didn't have any relationship at all".
He said he never met Trump on any of his trips to Moscow. "And then afterwards I was told, you know that was an American gentleman", the Russian president said.
In the interview, Putin claimed that "a child" could have hacked the United States election and alleged that Russian Federation may have been framed.
Putin also said he had no idea if the Russian ambassador to Washington had held contacts with the Trump campaign before the November election. "We have a lot of Americans who visit us", Mr Putin said in an interview with USA television network NBC's "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly".
When Kelly asked about Americans who may think he's an autocratic ruler who jails dissidents and kills journalists, Putin replied, "Russia is developing along a democratic path".
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?
Putin said "Well, this is just another load of nonsense". I didn't even really talk to him.
"Therefore, if we were to discuss some kind of political and social justice, then probably that electoral legislation needs to be changed and bring a situation where the head of state would be elected by direct secret ballot and so there will be direct tabulation of votes that can be easily monitored", he said. He has also been accused of not reporting his meeting with Putin and income from Russian sources, such as payments from RT.
Several senior US intelligence officers have said publicly that Russian spy agencies are responsible for interfering in last year's election, putting them at odds with President Donald Trump.
Comey, ousted last month amid the FBI investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation, is set to testify Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee. "You created a sensation out of nothing".
In an interview on American television last night, the Russian president - who denies any involvement in the hacking of email accounts of top Democrats that many believe helped swing the November vote in Mr Trump's favour - said U.S. spies could be have been behind the data theft. "That is the extent of my acquaintance with Flynn".
Flynn has declined to testify to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee about his Russian ties, invoking his constitutional right to avoid self-incrimination.
There were plenty of other denials - for example Mr Putin said he barely spoke to former United States security adviser Michael Flynn at a dinner in Moscow in 2015, saying: "I didn't really talk to him".
Putin denied that he had any knowledge of such encounters, at first telling Kelly that there "were no meetings" before clarifying that he had not been informed because there was "nothing to even talk about".
But the Conservatives confirmed that interior minister Amber Rudd would represent the party as planned at the BBC hustings. Yesterday a poll from Kantar showed the Tories' lead over Labour had stretched to 10 points.
He also said that the militants involved in the act would be given "cash rewards" and warned of more such attacks in coming days. Panic gripped Wuzur and adjoining villages when the firing was followed by a "cordon and search" operation.
A pair of 940nm infrared LEDs provide night vision without the telltale red glow that's typical of other security cameras. The Nest Cam IQ uses a 1/2.5-inch, 8-megapixel sensor that's capable of 4K video , paired with a 130-degree lens.
The flight crew extinguished the fire, and emergency crews were able to remove the damaged equipment after the plane landed. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has said the ban might expand to all worldwide flights entering or leaving the US.
It's the French Open . "Nadal, I don't think he's anxious at all about anyone in this tournament, to be fair", he offered. Their match was suspended because of darkness on Tuesday with the 12th-seeded Frenchman trailing 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 5-4.
According to Cleveland police, Loehmann's job application contained inaccuracies and he violated other administrative policies. Rice had been playing with what looked like a gun in a park near his home when someone called 911 to report him.
She played her typically safe style for much of the match, winding up with 15 fewer unforced errors than No. 8 Kuznetsova. The 26-year-old Martic next faces fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina after the Ukrainian beat Magda Linette 6-4, 7-5.
With Ryu's streak ended, Stacy Lewis becomes the tour's active leader in consecutive cuts made, with 49, including this event. Michelle Wie climbed up the field to finish in a tie for third place at seven under after shooting a six-birdie 65.
But economists at Moody's Analytics said the soft jobs number in May might omit summer hiring that occurred later in in the month. Energy jobs were particularly in focus Friday following President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement .
Saina starts the tie as favourite, given her vast experience of playing in the knockout stages of big tournaments. Both players have met thrice in the past, and the ace Indian shuttler has won all of those matches .
His best result at the French Open was reaching the semifinals in 2009, just months before he won his Grand Slam title in NY . Following her remarkable form everywhere else in the world she was seeded seventh for this tournament.
Bert Gagnon, a retired NASA employee from Mechanicsville, Maryland, said he came to Lafayette Square to show support for Trump. Public advocate Tish James welcomed Trump's supporter, who James refers to as "Agent Orange".
It released several photos of both the launch and Jong Un's reaction, none of which, could be independently confirmed or verified. Experts believe the North's new missile is the longest-range weapon ever successfully tested by the isolated nation.
She choked up towards the end of the song and had to pause and compose herself before singing the last few notes. That in itself was incredibly effective, as he got nearly the entire crowd to sing along to some of his hits.
She came closest in 2002 when she was beaten in the final by her younger sister, as she was at both Wimbledon and the U.S. And she faces the No60-ranked Elise Mertens in her next match instead of No24 seed Daria Gavrilova.
Trump, who made no public appearances Sunday, was expected to deliver remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. But he said that as long as the information was shared with the US government, it didn't represent a problem.
In times like these, we have to show love and kindness for those in need, and the Manchester One Love is a comfort to us all. We ask the strong city of Manchester and the world to join us in making the statement that hatred and fear will never win.
But I also know where I have come from, even just 10 days or so ago. "So I like to play chess in my free time". In the women's event, France has three women in the last 16 for the first time in 23 years.
A ruthless Rafael Nadal permitted just one game demolishing Nikoloz Basilashvili to roar into the Roland Garros fourth round. The biggest cheer of the match came when Basilashvili , a little-known 25-year-old ranked 63, finally won a game at 6-0 5-0.
First of all, me and De La Hoya have been cool for a long time. "That's the bottom line", De La Hoya explained to BoxingScene.com. The date and place might be bogus since Saul Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are expected to fight on the same day.
The New Orleans Pelicans did not move into the top three and therefore owed their pick at tenth overall to the Sacramento Kings . With their fourth top three pick in a row, Philadelphia can start to gel together the image of a formidable team.
Bernal said it was the result of the simmering tension between House Democrats and Republicans over the SB4 vote. Rinaldi said that he told Nevàrez he would "shoot him in self-defense" if Nevàrez acted on the perceived threat.
Grande, whose fan base is dominated by girls and young women, said she had seen a "beautiful, diverse, pure, happy crowd". Soon after the terror attack, Grande chose to suspend her Dangerous Woman world tour for at least two weeks.