Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday denied having compromising information on President Donald Trump, calling it "nonsense."
During an interview on NBC News’ "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," host Megyn Kelly asked Putin if he has "something damaging on our president." Putin rebuffed the accusation.
A dossier of unverified information published during the presidential transition alleged that Russia had sought to compile compromising information on Trump.
"Well, this is just another load of nonsense. Where would we get this information from? Why, did we have some special relationship with him? We didn’t have any relationship at all," the Russian president said.
Putin said he never met with Trump during the latter’s visits to Moscow, adding that a lot of Americans and companies come to Russia and saying the country doesn’t gather information on them.
"Right now, I think we have representatives from a hundred American companies that have come to Russia. Do you think we’re gathering compromising information on all of them right now or something? Are you all, have you all lost your senses over there?" Putin, a former KGB spy, said.
The FBI is currently investigating potential connections between Trump campaign aides and the Russian government.