Russia Demands Obama Provide Proof Of Hacking Claims
“They should either stop talking …”
As the Obama administration stepped up its rhetoric against Russia for allegedly hacking its way into American politics, Russian officials demanded President Barack Obama either “stop talking” or “produce some proof.”
President-elect Donald Trump has publicly voiced doubts about the role of Russian hackers in the elections.
“I think it’s ridiculous. I think it’s just another excuse,” Trump told host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.
On Friday, Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said the Obama administration has yet to back up its accusations with any evidence.
“They should either stop talking about that or produce some proof at last. Otherwise it all begins to look unseemly,” said Peskov, who added it was “indecent” to “groundlessly” accuse Russia of trying to interfere in the elections.
In October, intelligence agencies said Russia was trying to hack its way into elections systems and political groups. However, the issue lay dormant until after Trump’s victory.