President Barack Obama says the United States will respond to Russian
cyber attacks that the intelligence community concluded were part of
an effort to influence the US presidential election.
intelligence officials said hackers working for Russia hacked into
the emails of the Democratic Party and a key Hillary Clinton aide.
intelligence agencies said they had overwhelming evidence Russian
hackers linked to the Kremlin were behind the hacks.
Thursday, a White House spokesman said President Vladimir Putin was
Kremlin denies the allegations.
president-elect Donald Trump has dismissed the claim as "ridiculous"
and politically motivated.
Obama told National Public Radio: "I think there's no doubt that
when any foreign government tries to impact on the integrity of our
elections, that we need to take action and we will, at a time and a
place of our own choosing.
of it may be explicit and publicised. Some of it may not be.
Putin is well aware of my feelings about this, because I spoke to him
directly about it," Mr Obama said.