Earlier today, we reported that Barack Obama had spoken out to say that Donald Trump only won the election because Russian hackers interfered with it. Now, Russian officials are firing back, telling Obama to either “stop talking” or “produce some proof.”
Obama told NPR News this morning that the U.S. will respond to Russia at a “time and place of our choosing,” not saying what exactly he has planned.
“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, according to Daily Mail. “And we will — at a time and place of our own choosing. Some of it may be explicit and publicized; some of it may not be.”
Western Journalism reported that Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, spoke out hours later to point out that Obama has yet to back up his assertion 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, adding that it was “indecent” to “groundlessly” accuse Russia of trying to interfere in the U.S. elections.
Trump himself also responded to Obama’s accusation on Twitter.
“Are we talking about the same cyberattack where it was revealed that head of the DNC illegally gave Hillary the questions to the debate?” the president-elect wrote.
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