The Russian president took questions for four hours and 18 minutes his annual televised press conference.
At least five scientists with Russia's nuclear agency Rosatom were killed after a blast at the Nyonoksa testing range on August 8.
Butina served 18 months in a Florida prison for trying to infiltrate the NRA and build ties with high-ranking U.S. conservatives.
Television journalist Vladimir Solovyov, often criticized for his close ties to Vladimir Putin, has been awarded a Guinness World Record for "most hours of live television presented by a host in one week"
President Trump tweeted: "As you may have heard, I was called a big Russia lover also (actually, I do like Russian people. I like all people!). Hillary's gone crazy!"
President Donald Trump's alleged abuse of power has cast a shadow over relations between Washington and Kyiv, and democracy more generally.
Alexander Gabyshev calls himself a "shaman warrior" and was walking from the Sakha Republic in the far east of Russia, to Moscow. He was reportedly arrested having covered 2,000 miles.
Novosibirsk's mayoral candidate Sergey Boyko filmed the drone outside his high-rise apartment block.
Interfax news agency reported that a probe was launched in 2017 into why Oleg Smolenkov was allowed to leave for Montenegro on vacation.
Kremlin critic Yuri Felshtinsky told Newsweek: "In the eyes of the Russian government, he committed treason"
The official, since named by Russian media, had reportedly been supplying intelligence to the U.S. for decades.
Media reports say Oleg Smolenkov left Moscow with his family and may have moved to Washington DC.
The Russian president said that Moscow would respond with "comprehensive measures" after the Pentagon test-fired a non-nuclear cruise missile.
Secrecy still surrounds the failed nuclear-powered missile test near Severodvinsk, in northern Russia, which killed five scientists.
The footage has sparked anger among many, who have accused authorities of using excessive force in breaking up a demonstration in Moscow.
"Feel it, Secretary Clinton. Feel it, just imagine like you have a history with this," joked comedian Jordan Klepper.
"This is not an issue for us, it is not a thing that interests us or causes us concern," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
It is a threefold increase from five years ago.
Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said "such actions by the United States do not lead to a strengthening of an atmosphere of security and stability in the region."
Elizabeta Peskova's internship with a far-right member of the European Parliament has led to fears that she could gain insider information.
"Through legal trickery Deep State hitman Robert Mueller has guaranteed that my upcoming show trial is before Judge Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointed Judge," Stone wrote for the Instagram post's caption.
"This is Vladimir Putin, who he was trying to do business with, who was helping him win the election," Jeffrey Toobin said.
"What is it that they so desperately want to cover up?" Glenn Kirschner asked. "The concentric circles are tightening and tightening."
"The media's hysteria by and large is groundless," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
The president phoned a New York Times reporter after a meeting with the Russian leader at the 2017 G20 summit and said he accepted Putin's denial.