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DNC hacks: Kremlin dismisses report of Putin involvement as ‘laughable nonsense’

The Kremlin has denied a report that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed how hacked data from US Democrats was used during the US presidential election.

world Updated: Dec 15, 2016 18:55 IST
US intelligence officials now believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in hacking during the American election campaign as part of a vendetta against Hillary Clinton.
US intelligence officials now believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in hacking during the American election campaign as part of a vendetta against Hillary Clinton.(AFP file)

The Kremlin has denied a report that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed how hacked data from US Democrats was used during the US presidential election.

NBC News on Wednesday quoted US intelligence officials as saying that Putin “became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign.”

Asked about the report, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday dismissed it as “laughable nonsense.”

Russia, blamed by the CIA for helping President-elect Donald Trump in last month’s U.S. presidential election, has vehemently denied accusations that it orchestrated hackers to work against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.