Listen closely to Russian President Putin’s answer to a question about whether Russia has any compromising information on President Trump. He suggests it didn’t happen, that it would be logistically difficult, but he does not specifically say the Russians have no dirt on Trump.
“When President Trump visited Moscow back then, I didn’t even know he was in Moscow,” Putin said, for example. That’s a diversion. It could be true, but it’s not necessarily relevant to whether information was collected.
Now, to be clear, I’m not saying they do have such information. Or that if they do, it’s compromising enough to matter. I’m just reporting that Putin did not quite deny it, despite throwing up a lot of smoke.