Putin denies close ties with former national security adviser Flynn
06:52, Jun 5, 2017
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By some calculations it was convenient for them to release this information, so they released it, citing Russian Federation.
In the interview, Putin also said he had only a brief and passing acquaintance with former United States national security adviser Michael Flynn, though the two sat next to each other at a dinner in Moscow in 2015.
Former CIA director John Brennan said last month he had noticed contacts between Trump's campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election and grew concerned Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path". Trump himself has been dogged by questions about any business dealings with Russia as well as reports of a damaging Russian dossier.
Putin had previously denied that Russia had anything to do with the election hack, but this week, he admitted "patriotically minded" Russian private hackers might have helped President Donald Trump win the election. "Where would we get this information from?"
That's the view of Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee.
Blunt says "let's find out what happened and bring this to a conclusion". "But I frankly think we need to hear Mr. Comey's side and find out what other questions we need to ask".
But Sen. Mark Warner tells CNN's "State of the Union" that "there's a lot of smoke".
The White House is reviewing whether to invoke executive privilege to prevent former FBI Director James Comey from testifying before a congressional panel next week.
Former FBI Director James Comey, who was sacked by President Trump earlier this month, is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week about possible undue influence that was exerted concerning the ongoing federal investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Reuters has reported that Flynn and Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, discussed with Kislyak the idea of creating a back channel between Trump and Putin that could have bypassed diplomats and intelligence agencies.
The officials say there's been no final decision and the matter remains under discussion. He's expected to be questioned Tuesday about Trump's alleged efforts to get him to drop the probe into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation - an investigation that concerns Michael Flynn.
Valverde stepped down as Athletic Bilbao boss this week and had his farewell press conference with the Basque club on Wednesday. When pressed further about the supposed interest from Barcelona , he added: "I'm not going to talk about specific teams now".
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Stoltenberg said later that Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other US officials have stated clearly their assurances. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters later that Trump is "fully committed" to the collective defense.
But Trump himself has repeatedly said that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind when he removed Comey. Mueller was chosen to lead the department's investigation on May 17 amid concern of political interference.
Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek and Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu also arrived in Sirnak to examine the scene. It said initial information indicated that the helicopter hit a high-voltage transmission line.
Apple's answer to the Amazon Echo lineup and Google Home has advanced to the manufacturing stage , according to Bloomberg . Bloomberg's recent report said the device will have an engraving that will say: "Designed by Apple in California".
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