"The media's hysteria by and large is groundless," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
The State Department is not saying when it will implement the sanctions, noting that there is no deadline in the law for imposing them.
There were over 70 passengers and crew on board.
"Whether it amounts to criminal conduct, clearly the efforts of the House Republicans were designed to impede and throw sticks into the spokes of the Mueller investigation," Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse 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.
The FBI launched its investigation to determine whether President Donald Trump was "acting at the behest of [Russia] and somehow following directions, somehow executing their will," FBI counsel James Baker told Congress.
The Kremlin has explicitly denied interfering in any elections after the head of Israel's internal security claimed Russia was preparing to meddle in an April Israeli parliament poll.
"If ISIS hits us, they are doomed!" Trump tweeted.
"She would have been a legitimate target for FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] surveillance," Asha Rangappa explained. "Anyone talking to her at that time would be captured on that as well."
"The defendant's false statements obscured the fact that the Moscow Project was a lucrative business opportunity that sought, and likely required, the assistance of the Russian government."
"The time that he can get away with lying to the American people all the time and evading accountability is coming to end," Congressman Jerry Nadler said.
The president's former lawyer admitted to lying to lawmakers Thursday.
"What is the reason for the cover-up? Why did Cohen take the risk of lying to Congress?" asks Norm Eisen, who served in the Obama administration.
"We don't want to be disappointed in our [U.S.] colleagues again, and therefore we are assuming the worst-case scenario in our military planning," Russia's deputy foreign minister said.
"For over five years, the United States has pursued diplomatic and technical avenues with Russia aimed at preserving the INF Treaty," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.
Citing a former unnamed official, The Times explained that "Russia is not believed to be running as sophisticated an influence effort as China, because of Mr. Trump's apparent affinity for President Vladimir V. Putin."
All of NATO's 29 members will take part in the exercises, as will the alliance's partners Sweden and Finland.