Putin tells NBC - US hackers could have framed Russian Federation in election hack

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Kelly moderated a forum a forum earlier in the day in St. Petersburg in which Putin joked that Kelly's "underage daughter" could have been responsible for the hacking.

In the spot, Putin demonstrated that the USA isn't the only country with a leader comfortable pushing claims about the 2016 US presidential election with little or no evidence. Putin accusing the Democrats of trying to shift blame for Hillary Clinton's defeat.

The FBI is in the midst of an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling. The Kremlin has sought to ridicule Americans for what Putin and his aides have dismissed as a witch hunt. Most recently, Jared Kushner's ties to prominent Russian banker Sergey Gorkov, a close associate of Putin have fallen under intense focus amid the ongoing and ever-widening Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. According to AP, the president also denied claims that Russian Federation might try to shape the September 24 German federal election.

A United States journalist had asked him if Russian Federation had reached a secret deal with Mr Trump to soften USA sanctions on Russian Federation.

The US intelligence agencies say the hacking of the US Democrats a year ago bore the hallmarks of Russian state security services.

Putin expressed scorn at the focus on Kislyak's contacts with Trump's team, saying it was normal for a diplomat to establish contacts. What's an ambassador supposed to do?

The Forum also provided space for meetings with strategic partners of Russian Federation as in the case of Cuba, which Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, met with owners and businessmen in this country.

"Maybe someone has a pill that will cure this hysteria", Putin added.

Putin insisted that he and Donald Trump "don't know each other", but that he views him as "a straight-forward, honest man", one that "you can't really classify... as a traditional politician".

"I want to pass the buck back to you - help us to restore a normal political dialogue", he said at the forum.

"Don't worry, be happy!"