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White House Calls Denying Hacking by Russia 'Insult' to US Intelligence

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Questioning the hacking attacks on US political institutions by Russia is an insult to US intelligence, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes said at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, DC.

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Tempe, Arizona, on November 2, 2016 and US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump in Warren, Michigan on October 31, 2016. - Sputnik International
Ex-US Intel Operatives Demand Evidence of ‘Russian Hacking’ – If It Exists
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The statement comes as President-elect Donald Trump said cyberattacks had no impact on the outcome of the US election after getting briefed by the intelligence officials.

On January 6, the US Intelligence Community released a report saying it had high confidence that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

"This is not a questionable case. It is plainly evident to all of our intelligence agencies… that Russia was behind the hacking of American political organizations," Rhodes stated on Tuesday. "It is an insult to our intelligence to suggest that that did not happen right in front of our eyes."

The report did not offer proof for the claims that Russia attempted to hack and influence the US election process, but made the claims anyway.

Russia has repeatedly denied the US allegations calling them absurd and characterizing them as an attempt to divert public opinion from revelations of corruption as well as other pressing domestic issues.

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