Russian hacking allegations 'like a Monty Python sketch' says former Kremlin advisor

Russian election hacking allegations 'like a Monty Python sketch', says former Kremlin advisor

The CIA has reportedly identified Russian Officials who leaked emails to Wikileaks

Friday, January 6, 2017

A former advisor to the Kremlin has ridiculed the ongoing accusations that Russian hackers interefered with the US presidential election.

Alexander Nekrassov spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer after the CIA reportedly identified the Russian officials who gave emails from the Democratic National Committee to Wikileaks, saying it was "clear" the Russian government assisted Donald Trump's campaign.

The CIA reaffirmed the allegations during a hearing in the US senate yesterday (Thursday). However the claims have been rejected by both Russia and President-elect Donald Trump, who is due to receive a report containing the evidence today (Friday).

Nekrassov told Julia "this is like a Monty Python sketch. We are witnessing a farce unravelling in Washington.

"Obama, in my opinion, has lost it completely. I don’t remember a single American president who would be, in the last couple of weeks of his presidency, undermining the incoming president [with such allegations].

"It’s very bizarre to listen to the intelligence community talking about Russian hacking and giving no proof of it. This is so surreal that it’s difficult to understand what's going on."

Listen to the interview above