Kremlin says US hacking allegations are 'reminiscent of a witch-hunt'

Russia's President Vladimir Putin
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Russia's President Vladimir Putin

Allegations that Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential election are reminiscent of a witch-hunt, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

Peskov, speaking on a conference call with reporters, also said that the published version of a U.S. intelligence report detailing the alleged Russian operation targeting the election was unprofessional and contained nothing of substance.

"We are observing a serious fatigue with these accusations," said Peskov. "It truly is reminiscent of a witch-hunt."