The Obama administration has been complaining that Russia has hacked into the American election, and now Russian officials are demanding that Obama “stops talking” or “produce some proof.”
Western Journalism reported that Obama said that America will retaliate again Russia for hacking the political party’s, and thus getting involved in the election process.
“I think there’s no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact on the integrity of our elections, that we need to take action and we will, at a time and a place of our own choosing,” Obama said.
“Some of it may be explicit and publicized. Some of it may not be. Mr. Putin is well aware of my feelings about this, because I spoke to him directly about it,” he added.
The CIA revealed that Russian hackers attacked the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange, who published the leaks denies any involvement of Russia.
President-elect Donald Trump also expressed his doubts about the role of Russia in the election process.
“I think it’s ridiculous. I think it’s just another excuse,” Trump said in an interview for Fox News Sunday.
This Friday, Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that the American President has to provide any evidence about his accusations.
“They should either stop talking about that or produce some proof at last. Otherwise it all begins to look unseemly,” explained Peskov, adding that it’s “indecent” to “groundlessly” accuse Russia of for interfering in the presidential elections.
In October, intelligence agencies revealed that Russia tried to hack American election systems and political groups. But, they did nothing until Trump won.
The Russian matter got complicated as some electors asked an intelligence briefing prior to Monday’s Electoral College vote. Trump is worried that the CIA may hide a political agenda that would interfere with his election.
“Right now, certain elements of the media, certain elements of the intelligence community and certain politicians are really doing the work of the Russians — they’re creating this uncertainty over the election,” explained Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.