"It wouldn't make sense for us to interfere", he said. "Do you think we're gathering compromising information on all of them right now or something?"
"I have not once seen any direct proof of Russia's interference in the presidential election in the U.S.A.", Putin said, according to a statement by the Kremlin.
One of the most vehement denials during the interview, however, came when Kelly asked about a slew of meetings between members of the Trump campaign and Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.
Kelly: There have been questions in America about Donald Trump's finances.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME, also a member of the committee, said she had several questions for Comey in light of various public statements about the ongoing FBI probe, including Trump's claim that the FBI director had said that Trump was not the subject of an investigation.
Putin dismissed claims that he had a personal relationship with Flynn, even though they sat next to each other at a 2015 dinner for Russian TV network RT.
"There was no relationship whatsoever".
"I never met with him". The minister would have reported it to me.
Megyn Kelly's interview with the Russian President was taped in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Friday.
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation meddled in the presidential election to hurt Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton.
The leader also downplayed any interaction he had with former U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn when asked about an image the pair sitting together at a dinner for a Russian television network in December 2015.
The December 2015 dinner was in honor of the Russian television network Russia Today (RT), a Russian government-funded global network that US officials consider a state-run propaganda outlet and purveyor of disinformation about the U.S.
The veteran journalist's interview with Putin marked her NBC debut, but it was clear from the start that Kelly wasn't quite able to wrangle any answers out of the enigmatic leader.
"I made my speech", Putin said, adding the two barely talked. He also alleged that the United States actively interferes with electoral campaigns of other countries. And then afterwards I was told, "You know there was an American gentleman". Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was paid $45,000 to speak at the event. "Hoof prints? Horn prints?"
"When we spoke with President Obama about that ..." The pair met on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Peru in November, weeks after Trumps upset election win.
President Trump has called the Russian Federation inquiry a "witch hunt" and the talk of a collusion "a total hoax", although he also has hedged his denials when it comes to those around him. "I didn't even really talk to him.That's the extent of my acquaintance with Mr. Flynn", Putin said.