Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman challenged U.S. officials on Friday to prove their accusations that Russia was involved in cyber-attacks to influence the U.S. presidential election.
“They should either stop talking about that or produce some proof at last. Otherwise it all begins to look unseemly,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in comments carried by state news agency TASS.
Peskov earlier described the allegations as groundless, “ludicrous nonsense,” following a report by American broadcaster NBC that alleged Putin was personally involved in Russian hacking to influence the U.S. election.
The report said unnamed US officials alleged that Putin had personally directed how hacked material from Democrats was leaked and otherwise used.
The unnamed officials said the intelligence on the matter had come from diplomatic sources and spies, the report said.