Key Words: Putin denies U.S. election meddling, says he barely met Mike Flynn

Russian President Vladimir Putin downplayed his relationship with former U.S. National Security Adviser Mike Flynn and brushed off accusations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election during an interview Sunday night with NBC News’ Megyn Kelly.

‘I didn’t even really talk to him.’

Vladimir Putin, on Mike Flynn

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. “I made my speech. Then we talked about some other stuff. And I got up and left,” Putin told Kelly.

Putin denied Russia influenced the election, saying “we don’t even have to do that.

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