MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin told Washington to send him tough justification that his adults meddled in U.S. elections, derisive accusations to date as“yelling and hollering in a United States Congress”.
The bureau of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and 3 firms final month with interfering in a 2016 presidential opinion as partial of what it called a swindling to support Donald Trump and calumniate Hillary Clinton.
“I have to see initial what they’ve done. Give us materials, give us information,” Putin pronounced in an talk with NBC TV aired late on Friday, according to an English voice-over of his words.
“We can not respond to that if they do not violate Russian laws,” Putin told NBC’s Megyn Kelly, when asked either Moscow would take movement opposite a named individuals.
Kelly listed some of a accusations of Russian division done by Mueller’s bureau and other U.S. officials, including a swelling of fake information online.
“With all due honour for we personally, with all due honour for Congress, we contingency have people with authorised degrees, 100 percent we do,” Putin pronounced smiling.
He pronounced U.S. authorities should send Russia’s ubiquitous prosecutor an central request.
“This has to go by central channels, not by a press or yelling and hollering in a United States Congress,” Putin said.
The promote came a day after Putin announced an array of new chief weapons, in one of his many hostile speeches in years, observant they could strike roughly any prove in a universe and hedge a U.S.-built barb shield.
Putin is station in Mar 18 elections that polls prove he should win easily.
Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Andrew Heavens