Putin again denied any Russian involvement in the US presidential election and any knowledge of Russian contacts with the Trump campaign.
Kelly probed him about Russia's interference with the US election, to which he flat out denied any involvement.
Mr Trump has also disparaged a dossier of unsubstantiated allegations that purported to show Russian intelligence operatives had compromising information about him - describing it as a "hoax". He said he had yet to see any evidence of Russian meddling and drew a connection between the allegations against Russia and the theory that US intelligence agencies arranged the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Vladimir Putin has dismissed as "nonsense" the idea that Russian Federation has damaging information on Donald Trump - and suggested that U.S. intelligence agents could have meddled with last year's presidential election.
Having reiterated that the classified intelligence agencies' reports on Moscow's alleged meddling in the U.S. presidential election contain no "direct proof", Putin said that officials in the USA "have been misled and they are not analyzing the information in its entirety".
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 United States spies could be have been behind the data theft.
Trump has offered contradictory accounts of his relationship with Putin over time but has also said the two never met. "They can even be hackers, by the way, in the United States who very skillfully and professionally shifted the blame, as we say, onto Russian Federation". And despite saying there had been no reports, Putin volunteered that there was not even a specific discussion of sanctions or something else. In a discussion moderated by Kelly on Friday, Putin said it was nuts to suggest the Trump administration had moved to ease economic sanctions on Russian Federation.
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The setup was a recipe for failure, especially for Kelly, who was hired for $15 million to $20 million by NBC past year after leaving Fox News, the conservative news outlet that had launched and propelled her career. When Kelly said that sounded like a justification, Putin said the whole thing was irrelevant anyway.
When Putin denied Russian Federation had anything compromising on Trump, Kelly then segued into the next bit of their conversation the best she could, given that Putin was steering it the way of a bad spy novel: "Then the former KGB agent floated a Cold War conspiracy theory about USA dirty tricks", she said.
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"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", Putin said.
He accused the USA media of sensationalizing information and using it as a "weapon of war" against Trump.
President Putin also explained the United States interferes in elections in countries around the world. Putin asked, before saying: "Have you all lost your mind?" . "He used to be in the security services", Mr Putin said. "That's the extent of my acquaintance with Mr. Flynn", he said. For instance, Kelly asked about an episode first reported in The Washington Post, in which Jared Kushner - the president's son-in-law and senior adviser - suggested setting up a secret back-channel communication with the Kremlin before Trump took office.