Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin was put on the spot on Friday over alleged Russian hacking of the US presidential election.
Putin was grilled at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum by NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly.
The American moderator confronted him head on with claims that Moscow meddled to help Donald Trump.
“Mr Putin, this week you told a French newspaper that Russia is being accused of interfering with US elections by people that lost that election, who don’t want to admit defeat,” Kelly said in front of an audience of Russian and international business people.
“But all 17 US intelligence agencies have concluded that the Russians did interfere with our election and these are non-partisan career professionals.”
“I’ve read those reports,” Putin replied.
“And even in those reports, there’s nothing concrete – only assumptions and conclusions based on assumptions. That’s it.”