Vladimir Putin says Trump's firing of James Comey will not impact US-Russia relations: CBS

May 10 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into possible Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, will not impact relations between the two nations.

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"There will be no effect," Putin, wearing a full hockey uniform, told CBS News' Eliza Palmer in a brief interview in the Russian city of Sochi. "Your question looks very funny for me. Don't be angry with me. We have nothing to do with that."

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Putin added that Trump was acting in "accordance with his law and the Constitution."

Comey's firing was met with a flurry of reactions, with many stunned at the timing of his termination. Comey's dramatic testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email scandal during her time as secretary of state generated national headlines last week. Prior to his firing, reports emerged on Tuesday that the FBI had found part of Comey's testimony to be inaccurate.

(Reporting by Timothy Ahmann; Editing by James Dalgleish; AOL News contributed to this report)