Putin Before Hockey Game: 'We Have Nothing to Do With' Comey Firing
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 10, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin was asked about President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey as he headed to the ice for a hockey game.
CBS News reporter Elizabeth Palmer asked whether the dismissal of Comey would affect U.S.-Russia relations.
"There will be no effect. Your question looks very funny for me," Putin said through a translator in Sochi.
"We have nothing to do with that. President Trump is acting in accordance with his competence, in accordance with his law and Constitution," Putin said before inviting Palmer to play hockey.
Putin's top diplomats, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak, met with President Trump at the White House this morning.
The meetings come as Democrats are accusing Trump of firing Comey to hinder the FBI investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Watch the interview above.