"If Mr. Flynn and I had this kind of interaction, while you and I, we have spent an entire day together, and Mr. Flynn was sacked from his job, you then should be arrested and put in jail", Putin said jokingly. "Your lives must be so boring", if Americans are reduced to making up stories about Russian Federation, he said.
According to Kelly, Putin also hinted that it is possible Central Intelligence Agency could have framed Russian Federation for the hacking.
Kelly asked the Russian leader if he "had anything damaging on our president" during an interview that aired on Kelly's Sunday show.
"Clearly, it would be very, very troubling if the president of the United States is interfering in investigations that affect potentially the president and his closest associates", said Sen. When asked whether he knew anything about Jared Kushner's attempts to set up a back-channel to Russia, Putin said "his jaw dropped" when he learned of the allegations. "And so in this regard, even if we wanted to, it wouldn't make sense for us to interfere". A picture of the two men was widely circulated after President Trump appointed Flynn as his adviser, and fueled speculation about Trump's ties to Russian Federation. "Good job. Your lives must be boring", said Putin.
Putin said that he was not aware of such a proposal and therefore could not comment on it.
"For me, this is just unbelievable. You created a sensation out of nothing, and. you turned it into a weapon of war against the current president".
He said that they did not have any relationship with Donald Trump, adding that the U.S. President used to visit Moscow, but he had never met him.
Angry Trump decries being target of Russian Federation probe
Trump also compared his position to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server in another tweet . Sad!" he wrote . "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great.
Flynn, a retired general, served as an adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign and was Trump's national security adviser in the White House for less than a month.
"I made my speech, then we talked about some other stuff, and I got up and left. If Mr Flynn and I had this kind of interaction, while you and I, we have spent an entire day together, and Mr Flynn was sacked from his job, you then should be arrested and put in jail", the president joked. "Do you even understand what you're asking or not?"
"This is just another load of nonsense", Putin said. Putin, slouched over in his seat, scoffed at the idea.
Vladimir Putin says claims about Russian involvement in USA elections are untrue and that the United States actively interferes with elections in other countries. That's why, in the grand scheme of things, we don't care who's the head of the United States.
In a widely circulated photo, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is seen seated at the same table as Putin at a gala for Russia Today in Moscow. He suggested Americans should stop moralizing, saying "Why do you feel you have the right to ask us these kinds of questions?"
He then went on to suggest that perhaps the American intelligence services were behind the hacking and were blaming Russian Federation for an unspecified reason.
Putin reportedly said he had personally reviewed the US intelligence reports containing the allegations against Russian Federation for hacking the election, and he found no meaningful evidence in them.