During an interview with the news network's Megyn Kelly, Putin stated through the NBC News translator: "Hackers can be anywhere". Where would we get this information from? "Are you all - have you all lost your senses over there?"
USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation meddled in the presidential election to hurt the bid of Democrat Hillary Clinton. "They can be in Russian Federation, in Asia. even in America, Latin America", Putin said.
In several cases, Putinsaid he was not even aware of contacts reported in American media. "Where would we get this information from?" Did we have a special relationship with him?
Putin said he'd never met the president, 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".
This charge - and even more damning suggestions that the Trump administration actually colluded in such an effort - are at the core of a high stakes probe by a U.S. special counsel and congressional committees. It has reportedly expanded to include the President's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who serves as a senior adviser to Trump, as well as his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
"Does Mr. Comey agree that that is what was said?"
"I'm being honest. Do you think that from all over the world and the United States, the ambassador reports to me every day who he eats with or meets with", Putin said. "There weren't even any reports". "For me, this is just awesome". And out of this sensation you created a weapon of war against the president.
Among Putin's denials that the Russians had interfered in the US election, he had just offered up a moral logic for Russia - interfering in USA elections. He also alleged that the US actively interferes with electoral campaigns of other countries.
"By some calculations it was convenient for them to release this information, so they released it, citing Russia", Putin added.
He then suggested that perhaps American hackers are to blame and found a way to divert the blame onto Russian Federation, pointing to a conspiracy theory about President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963 to support his own idea. He used to be in the security services, ' That's it. That committee is expected to listen to Comey's testimony about the investigation into Russia's alleged election meddling past year and Comey's private conversations with the president.
The officials say there's been no final decision and the matter remains under discussion. Trump's known to change his mind on major issues.
On Sunday, Lawmakers from both parties urged Trump not to stand in the way of Comey's testimony.
Mr Flynn's ties to Moscow are under scrutiny in the United States amid allegations of possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. He was also recently subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee, as was his lobbying firm, Flynn Intel Group. Roy Blunt, a member of the Senate intelligence committee. He'll probably be asked about conversations with Trump about Russian election meddling and the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
But what's more interesting is the fact that the vast majority of these new followers are bots - fake computerized followers. Data generated by TwitterAudit shows as of 1 May 2017, 63 percent of Trump's followers were authentic.
He added that IP addresses allegedly belonging to Russian hackers could have been easily rigged and couldn't stand as evidence. Modi said he was asked a similar question in Germany earlier this week, before the USA decision was made public.
While in Italy, Trump also met with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. Other women who were accompanying Melania , including Ivanka Trump , also wore black dresses and veils.
Abbas, for his part, assured Trump that "we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace". Israeli media has reported that Trump allegedly scolded the Palestinian leader and accused him of acting in bad faith.
Mr Cruz apologised "profusely" for the hardship caused to customers and insisted a similar incident would never happen again. It blamed a power surge that knocked out its computer system, disrupting flight operations, call centers and its website.
Three Montana news publications withdrew their endorsements, and even House Speaker Paul Ryan condemned Gianforte's actions. Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs was covering an event in Bozeman and tweeted the encounter at about 7 p.m.
The first round is June 15th, the same day as Amanda Mickelson's graduation from Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, California . Mickelson said Amanda will be attending Brown University ("She's a smart little s--", he said).
A third suspect, a local woman, was also arrested Wednesday overnight during an armed raid but was later released without charges. As the probe into the possible network continues, the father and brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi were arrested in Libya.
Police say they think Abedi assembled his bomb at a rented apartment in central Manchester that was raided by officers Wednesday. Abedi also had sufficient funds to buy materials for his sophisticated bomb while living in a rented house in south Manchester.
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Sterling dips after poll suggests hung parliament
Recall that PM May's intention to call for the snap election is to cement her mandate in negotiating the Brexit terms with the EU. The pound had a wobble when it slipped below $1.28 last week and has since struggled to recover lost ground.
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A majority of 53% said Pence does more to help the President - just 29% said he does more harm when he speaks on behalf of Trump . The spokesman's refusal to admit Trump made a mistake prompted laughter from members of the media at the White House.
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Dozens Killed, Hundreds Injured In Kabul Bombing
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Palestinians in Israeli jails end 40-day hunger strike
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Prime Minsiter Modi meets German Chancellor
Our strategic partnership is based on democratic values and commitment to an open, inclusive and rules-based global order. In Berlin Modi will hold bilateral meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
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