As has been the case since the Russian government was first accused of working to undermine American confidence in the U.S. presidential election process last October, the Kremlin continued to deny the latest round of allegations levied their way in last week’s intelligence briefings to both the current and incoming American presidents.
“These are baseless allegations substantiated with nothing, done on a rather amateurish, emotional level. We still don’t know what data have been used by those who come up with these unfounded accusations,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said to reporters during a conference call over the weekend.
“We still categorically reject any involvement of Moscow, any involvement of official and unofficial persons in the Russian Federation in the hacker attacks,” he continued.
The American intelligence community has a reached a nearly unanimous assessment of Russian involvement in the hacking of prominent officials within the Democratic Party. President Elect Donald Trump has continued to downplay any effect such hacking may have had on the outcome of the election, but did refer to his meeting with intelligence officials as “constructive” before adding that he intended to establish an anti-cyber crime task force within his first ninety days in office.