Russian to President Obama – It’s Time to Put Up or Shut Up.
The Russian government is challenging President Obama to prove that Russian hackers broke into the emails of top Democrats, or to stop talking about it.
“They should either stop talking about that or produce some proof at last. Otherwise, it all begins to look unseemly,”
CNN reported a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed Obama’s statement in an interview with NPR that the U.S. would retaliate against Russia “at a time and place of our choosing.”
Dmitry Peskov said the U.S. was behaving poorly by making these accusations.
“They should either stop talking about that or produce some proof at last. Otherwise, it all begins to look unseemly,” Peskov said, according to Russian state news.
The Obama administration has consistently blamed Russia for hacking into the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s emails during the election.
Those reports from the intelligence committee have been summarily dismissed by President-elect Trump, who sees claims of Russian interference as an attack on the legitimacy of his election victory. On Friday, Trump mocked the information that was revealed in the hacks and has so far refused to condemn them.
In recent days, calls have grown louder for the U.S. government to provide what proof it has that Russia is behind the attacks. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were disturbed on Thursday after the leaders of intelligence agencies canceled a briefing to the House Select Committee on Intelligence.
From Washington Examiner