White House to present the Kremlin with proof of Russian interference in
the U.S. presidential elections.
“It’s time to
either stop talking about [these claims] or present some evidence.
Otherwise it looks obscene,” Peskov told the RIA Novosti news agency
Peskov’s words came after U.S. President Barack Obama
personally commented on allegations from U.S. government officials that
Kremlin-backed hackers had targeted the U.S. Democrat party.
Some 20,000 emails were leaked from Democratic National Convention
(DNC) systems in July, embarrassing senior party figures and forcing
chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign.
Obama said that the hack pushed the focus of the
presidential race onto “[Democrat presidential nominee] Hillary
Clinton’s emails, the Clinton Foundation, and the political gossip of
the Democratic Party.”
President Obama also promised that the United States would retaliate to Russian cyber-attacks.
“I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government
tries to impact the integrity of our elections … we need to take
action,” Obama said in an interview to National Public Radio on Friday. “And we will – at a time and place of our
Russia has denied any involvement in the hack, with Peskov previously labeling the claims as “nonsense.”