Source: Russian TV, May 10
President Vladimir Putin has been asked to comment on the recent firing of the FBI director James Comey. Putin was surprised with the question at an ice rink in Sochi, being asked if the axing of the head of the FBI would affect bilateral relations between Moscow and Washington.
CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer asked the Russian leader the question shortly before he took to the ice for an amateur hockey game in the Russian Olympic city of Sochi on Wednesday.
“It will not affect [Russia-US bilateral relations] in any way,” Putin said, with his spokesman Dmitry Peskov translating.
“Don’t be angry with me, please, but your question looks silly to me. We have nothing to do with it. President Trump acts within his competence, provided by the constitution and the law,” Putin said.