"I read the nonclassified version", Kelly said. "Modern technology allows to do that quite easily".
The Russian president also called on the West to stop meddling in Russia's domestic policies.
While he maintained Thursday that the Russian government wasn't behind the attacks, he said hackers anywhere could make their efforts appear like they came from the state. Putin grew more animated than usual, voicing loud denials that Russian Federation was part of such a ploy to influence the election.
"No hacker can affect an electoral campaign in any country, be it Europe, Asia or America".
"The problem isn't us, the problem is inside USA politics", he said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he believes former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, was wrong to leak U.S. spy secrets, but he is not a traitor. "It's about preventing temperature changes of 2 degrees", Putin said, adding that those at the forum "somehow do not yet feel that the temperature is rising".
He also spoke at length about North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, asking why President Trump has griped that members of the organization are not spending enough.
According to The Atlantic's Julia Ioffe, an expert on Russian Federation, in this clip below, Putin says America is "hysterical", and asks if we need "a pill". Kislyak's meetings with members of Trump's team have been a focus of. And part of that influence campaign were hackers.
Putin also said that United States' intelligence agencies blaming Russian Federation for the interference "reminds me of anti-Semitism and blaming the Jews".
He noted that Russian Federation can work constructively with any German leader, adding that he had good ties with German Chancellor Angela Merkel despite some differences.
He said those relations had hit "their lowest point since the Cold War".
He also pledged to help improve conditions for USA business in Russian Federation.
Vladimir Putin is never at a loss for an analogy, right?
Although Putin has claimed that climate change is not man-made, Russian Federation is a party to the Paris accord. Having wondered what is the objective of the alliance if both the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact are no more, the president said that the failed dialogue with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is not Russia's fault. "It is the transfer of internal United States squabbles into the global arena". He added, however, that "so far we are seeing the way the military infrastructure is expanding and heading towards our borders". "We are thinking of how to respond to these challenges, because for us, these are challenges".
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