Putin has had enough of the relentless barrage of US accusations that he, 'personally,'
The Russian president's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said on Friday that the US must either stop accusing Russia of meddling in its elections or prove it.
Peskov said it was "indecent" of the United States to "groundlessly" accuse Russia of intervention in its elections.
Peskov also warned that Obama's threat to "retaliate" to the alleged Russian hack is,
...hinting at open-ended escalation should Obama take the podium today
at 2:15pm to officially launch cyberwar against Russia.
Meanwhile, on Friday Sergei Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister told
state television network,
Russia 24, he was "dumbstruck" by the NBC
report which alleges that Russian President Vladimir Putin was
personally involved in an election hack.
As a reminder, last night Obama vowed 'retaliatory' action against Russia for its meddling in the US presidential election last month.
US intelligence agencies in October pinned blame on Russia for election-related hacking.
At the time, the White House vowed a "proportional response" to the cyberactivity, though declined to preview what that response might entail.
Meanwhile, both President-elect Donald Trump, the FBI, and the ODNI have dismissed the CIA's intelligence community's assessment, for the the same reason Putin finally lashed out at Obama:
That, however, has never stopped the US from escalating a geopolitical conflict to the point of war, or beyond, so pay close attention to what Obama says this afternoon.
According to an NBC report, a team of analysts at Eurasia Group said in a note on Friday that they believe the outgoing administration is likely to take action which could result in a significant barrier for Trump's team once he takes office in January.
At the same time, Wikileaks offered its "validation" services, tweeting that,
We doubt Obama would take the whistleblower organization on its offer, even if he did have any Putin documents to authenticate...
...Says No Evidence for Russian Interference in