Kremlin Slams Accusations Of Democratic Party Hack As “Made-Up Horror Stories
One day after Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov gave the first Russian response to allegations that Moscow was behind the DNC server hack when he said“I don’t want to use four letter words” to a media question if Putin was responsible, on Wednesday the Kremlin reiterated Russia’s position when it dismissed allegations Russia had hacked Democratic Party emails as “made up horror stories” dreamt up by U.S. politicians, saying it never interfered in other countries’ election campaigns.
“Moscow is at pains to avoid any words that could be interpreted as direct or indirect interference in the election process,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters cited by Reuters.
“… We see that the Russian card is in the red corner on the writing table of all Washington politicians during the election campaign, and that very often they make it a trump card in their game.”
Peskov was responding after U.S. President Barack Obama in an interview with NBC News said it was possible Russia would try to influence the U.S. presidential election after a leak of Democratic National Committee emails that experts have blamed on Russian hackers. – READ MORE