MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed "absurd" reports on Tuesday that Moscow had been involved in the hacking scandal surrounding the US Democratic National Committee.
"Overall, we still see attempts to use — manically use — the Russian issue during the US electoral campaign. These absurd news were immediately refuted directly by a presidential candidate's family," Peskov said.
On Friday, the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks published nearly 20,000 emails from the DNC. The campaign of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Russian hackers could be behind the leak.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has also dismissed the allegations.
"I wouldn't like to use profanity," Lavrov told reporters asked whether Russia was behind the alleged hacking.