Putin: 'I didn't even really talk' to Flynn during dinner
Putin: 'I didn't even really talk' to Flynn during dinner
05 June, 2017, 09:08
"No such proposal ever reached me". Warner said he meant to use that time to ask Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers about reports that Trump had urged them to say publicly there was no collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME, also a member of the committee, said she had several questions for Comey in light of various public statements about the ongoing FBI probe, including Trump's claim that the FBI director had said that Trump was not the subject of an investigation. The day before the interviews, "he and I had spent a good hour together, along with Prime Minister Modi of India, and exchanged all sorts of information about ourselves, our families", she said.
In the interview, Putin claimed that "a child" could have hacked the US election and also alleged Russian Federation may have been framed.
Speaking at Russia's flagship St Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday, Putin said the hacking accusations were no more than "harmful gossip" and any evidence cited by USA intelligence could easily have been faked. James Comey - who was sacked from his post as FBI director by Trump in May - told a congressional committee in March that the Federal Bureau of Investigation also was investigating "whether there was any coordination" with Trump's campaign.
Flynn has become a central figure in investigations by Congress and the FBI into potential ties to Russian Federation by the Trump administration and his campaign.
In response to questions about damaging information, Putin asks Kelly, "Have you all lost your senses over there?" He called the allegations "domestic political squabbles" and a line of attack against Trump.
A featured question involves President Trump in the session, which was taped in Saint Petersburg. "There weren't even any reports". There wasn't even any kind of specific discussion about sanctions or anything else.
PMr utin also said he had no idea if the Russian ambassador to Washington had held contacts with the Trump campaign before the November election. 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.
The dinner Putin referred to was a gala for the Russian state news agency, RT.
"I made my speech". Then we talked about some other stuff. And I got up and left. And then afterwards I was told, "You know there was an American gentleman". He was involved in some things. "He used to be in the security services", Putin said."That's it.
"I haven't seen, even once, any direct proof of Russian interference in the presidential election in the United States", he said.
The president fired Flynn in February for his failure to disclose contacts with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, and for lying to Vice President Mike Pence.
Asked if Russian Federation was involved in the hack, Putin said that USA authorities, including numerous intelligence agents and the congressional oversight committee, were "misled". "What fingerprints or hoof-prints or horn-prints?" They can be in Russian Federation, in Asia, even in America, Latin America. The two have spoken several times by phone since Trump's election.
Putin also pinned blame on the USA for interfering in other foreign elections. "We have a lot of Americans who visit us". "This is nonsense", the Russian president stressed.
"That's it", Putin said. "But, you know, I never met him".
"There wasn't anything to talk about", Putin said through an interpreter.
As far as the findings of US intelligence agencies, Putin said, "They have been misled".
With a crushing defeat behind them, the Cavs will attempt to even the series when the game tips off at 8:00 PM ET on ABC tonight. Steve Kerr was back on the bench for the Warriors in this one, which was great to see and gave the Warriors and emotional boost.
He blamed cancer for Allman's death . " Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years", the statement added. Allman's music career record is mainly based on Allman Brothers Band that produced hits such as Ramblin' Man and Midnight Rider .
The weather should be mostly dry during the morning hours with rain and thunderstorms developing during the afternoon/evening. So if you are thinking of trying to plan outdoor activities this weekend, Saturday looks to be the day to set them up.
A downward revision would certainly prompt criticism from the global community, but not almost so much as an abandonment. In light of this, it will be hard for the President to argue that the Paris agreement hurts the USA economy.
That may sound ideal to a tennis-loving bachelor, but as Andy Murray will tell you, it can take its toll on a family man. That will be against Juan Martin Del Potro , who rather than a horror show found himself caught up in a real "weepie".
Social media giant Facebook has activated its safety check feature for what it is calling "The Attack in London , United Kingdom". She said it was a fast-moving investigation and her thoughts were with "those who are caught up in these terrible events".
Since April 1, Venezuela has been beset by near daily protests and violent clashes with government forces that have left 59 dead. Julio Borges , the opposition lawmaker who heads the National Assembly, wrote a letter of protest to Lloyd C.
Across the pond, the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK Gambling Commission. While there is no exact mention of esports in the amendment, it does fall under the new wording.
Every president since 1995 has signed the waiver leaving the embassy in Tel Aviv, as stipulated in the Jerusalem Embassy Act . At the same time , a lasting peace deal with the Palestinians remains a fantasy of American presidents and diplomats.
Jason Day, who grew up idolizing Woods and often consults him on golf matters, said he sent Woods a text and has not heard back. Before they start, Woods puts his right foot on the hood of the officer's auto , and spends some time tying his shoe.
Spelling bee champ asked to spell 'covfefe,' gets it wrong
Ananya, of Fresno, California , won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday after numerous rounds against Rohan Rajeev . Vinay said she has two plans for her prize money: sharing it with her younger brother and putting it into her college account.
Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for life, says Perez
In the run-up to the final, it sounded like Juventus were favourites and were playing a team who'd reached the final by chance. We pressed a lot more and physically we won the game there too, so I'm very happy".
'Pirates of the Caribbean' tops box office, 'Baywatch' sinks
Over time, the "Pirates" franchise has become more reliant on overseas ticket sales, and that's certainly the case this time out. First, Alien: Covenant , according to Mojo's chart, lost almost 71 percent in grosses from its opening last weekend.
Murray confident ahead of Del Potro clash
And now I know his game a lot, but I need to be in good shape and physically be stronger if we play a long match, long rallies. The world No 1 came through an absorbing contest on a sweltering Court Suzanne Lenglen 6-7 (3-7 ) 6-2 6-2 7-6 (7-3).
LG's Payment Platform LG Pay Debuts in South Korea
Called LG Pay , it is only available in South Korea for now and is making its way to G6 devices via a software update. The primary focus of the service - like rival offerings from Apple , Samsung and Google - is offline point-of-sale.
Canada manufacturing growth cools modestly in May
The ISM manufacturing activity index recorded an unexpected rise to 54.90 in May, compared to a level of 54.80 in April. Spending in the first four months of 2017 was up 5.8% from the previous year.
White House says Trump, Merkel 'get along very well'
She recalled that the clause had only been triggered once, after the 9/11 attacks against the United States. Spicer asserted that Trump views not just Germany, but the rest of Europe, as an important American allies.
Wall Street closes with new records despite jobs report
Both April and March figures were reduced: April's was cut to 174,000 from 211,000, while March was revised to 50,000 from 79,000. Plus, Lululemon stock swings higher; the Apple supplier headed to new highs; and the retail stock slumping to new lows.