"The Russian Foreign Ministry has not received official notifications on this matter, therefore it is too early to speak about the nature of our actions. However, if the information is true, then, it seems, it is a kind of attempt of the Democrats to find excuse for their defeat," the ministry's representative Maria Zakharova said, commenting on the US Democratic Party's lawsuit against the Russian government.
The spokeswoman pointed out that Russia learned about the legal action from media reports.
She added that "for the last year and a half since the elections in the United States, those who lost them, instead of trying to figure out where they themselves have not worked, are persistently trying to blame the failure on some "conspiracy" and "external interference."
"The American public is already pretty frightened by the phantom of Russian hackers, but they continue to promote this topic. Apparently, now they want to transfer these fantasies from the pages of newspapers and from television screens to the courtroom in order to give new impetus to internal political disagreements and to heat up anti-Russian sentiments even more," the representative of the Foreign Ministry said.
The court documents include 13 counts, including trespass, computer fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) conspiracy and violations of the Wiretap Act, among others.