Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday insisted the Kremlin did not interfere in last year’s U.S. election, telling NBC's Megyn Kelly that even her "underage daughter" could have pulled off the hacks that roiled the campaign.
Kelly pressed Putin on the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Moscow was behind the data breaches of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden sends 'best wishes' to Clinton following hospitalization The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle MORE’s campaign chairman that led to damaging leaks.
"IP addresses can be invented, a child can do that! Your underage daughter could do that. That is not proof," Putin replied, making reference to Kelly’s five-year-old daughter.
Putin accused the U.S. of anti-Russia prejudice, saying the situation "reminds me of anti-Semitism and blaming the Jews. This is disinformation."
Putin made the comments in a panel discussion moderated by Kelly at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Kelly is set to conduct a one-on-one exclusive interview with Putin that will air on the premiere episode of "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" this weekend at 7 p.m.
The former attorney moved from Fox News to NBC News in January after a run as cable news’s second-most-watched anchor.