Putin punctuates Comey comments with six-goal outburst in hockey match

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  • Russian president says Comey firing “will have no effect” on US relations
  • Putin, 64, then scores six goals in 17-6 victory in exhibition match in Sochi
  • Leader adds Donald Trump “is acting in accordance with his competence”

Vladimir Putin said the Russian government had “nothing to do with” the surprise firing of FBI director James Comey, following up his first public comments on Tuesday night’s shock announcement with a six-goal outburst in a gala hockey match for the Night Hockey League on Wednesday at Sochi’s Bolshoy Ice Dome.

The Russian president finished with 11 points on six goals and five assists in leading his team, a mix of former Olympic and world champions, Russian league veterans and government officials, to a 17-6 victory before a crowd of 10,750 at the five-year-old venue where the hockey competition for the last Winter Olympics took place, according to the Russian Hockey Federation.

Our @elizapalmer caught Russian Pres. Putin rink side and asked him about the firing of former. Dir. Comey. pic.twitter.com/3nytJYi0si

Шайба Путина: Пока Лавров общается с Трампом, Путин играет в хоккей pic.twitter.com/47aEgiNUu7

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