Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has called on Washington to stop talking about the alleged attacks by Russian hackers on the United States, or to give evidence.
“Here, you either need to stop talking about it, or bring finally some proof. Otherwise, it looks quite obscene,” said a Kremlin spokesman (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
So Sands commented on the accusations of President Barack Obama of Russia’s involvement in hacking the email of the Democratic party and the attempts to influence the presidential election. According to the American President, cyber attack services to the Democratic party “helped create the atmosphere” in which attention “was focused on e-mail Hillary, the Clinton Foundation, political gossip around the Democratic party.” He also promised that the U.S. will react to Russia’s intervention, noting that it will occur “at the time and place of their choosing”.
December 15, NBC News, citing sources, reported that President Vladimir Putin “personally involved” in the campaign for intervention in the presidential election. According to the source, Putin oversaw the process of data Democrats got into print. In the Kremlin these messages are called “ridiculous nonsense”. Assistant to the President Yuri Ushakov said Putin during a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the G20 summit in China gave “a clear answer” to the allegations of Russian interference in the election process.
In the summer of 2016, in the midst of the election campaign in the US, scandal after hacking email accounts of the Democratic party, the correspondence was published by Wikileaks. In particular, the correspondence indicated that the representatives of the National Committee of the party was looking for ways to support former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton during the primaries and also to discredit her rival-the party of Senator Bernie Sanders. A result of the scandal was the resignation of the management Committee. The democratic party has repeatedly been accused of cyber attacks by Russian special services.