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One day after telling a forum in St. Petersburg the US election hackers might have been "patriotic" Russians, Russian ruler Vladimir Putin informed NBC New's Megyn Kelly "Hackers can be anywhere".

While much of the discussion in Saint Petersburg was dominated by politics Putin also attempted to burnish Russia's economic prospects as it inches its way out of the longest recession in two decades sparked by a slump in oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine.

Putin said the "Russo-phobic hysteria" in the U.S.is aimed "against the current president of the U.S.to prevent him from working normally", but predicted "this will end, sooner or later". "You're an idiot because the Jews are to blame, ' right?"

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".

President Vladimir Putin has ridiculed the US focus on the Russian ambassador's contacts with members of President Donald Trump's team, saying that the envoy was only doing his job.

"By the way, we should be grateful to President Trump".

'I have read these reports, ' said Putin. "Trump's team was more effective in the electoral campaign", Putin told the event's moderator, the U.S. television presenter Megyn Kelly. "That is not proof", Putin said. Several current and former aides of Trump are now under investigation over their alleged contacts with Russian officials. Prompting another roar of nervous laughter from the crowd and facial histrionics from Putin, she asked if Modi could trust Putin, given his claims about the US election.

Putin also said that Trump's promise to negotiate new conditions for the USA leaves hope for reaching a compromise before the Paris deal is set to take effect in 2021. "I see great advantages because he's a person with a fresh view".

Appearing on The Lead Friday, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) gave a repsonse to a Jake Tapper question about Putin's statement that was absolutely dripping with sarcasm.

"Hackers can be anywhere, ' the Russian leader told NBC News" Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly (above).

The first episode of her NBC newsmagazine show will also feature interviews with Erin Andrews, who will open up about her battle with cervical cancer and her recent cyberstalking case, as well as J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy.

  • Leroy Wright