The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed allegations that Russia was behind a hack of the Democratic National Committee's emails as absurd, mocking what it called obsessive references to Russia in the US presidential campaign.
"This absurd news was immediately refuted by the family of the well-known presidential candidate," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, referring to Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.
"We are still seeing attempts to obsessively use the topic of Russia during the US electoral campaign," Peskov complained.
"Unfortunately Russia is being used in the electoral campaign in the US. Unfortunately this traditional game is continuing.
"We think that's not very good for bilateral relations but we understand that we need to get through this unfavourable period."
Trump has made no secret of his admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin, leading some to conjecture that the Kremlin strongman was working to put the real estate billionaire in the White House.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier shrugged off the accusations by the Hillary Clinton campaign that Russia was involved in the embarrassing leak of emails.
Ahead of meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry in Laos, Lavrov said simply: "I don't want to use four-letter words."
Wikileaks Founder Speaks Out on DNC Email Hack: Blaming Russia is “a Diversion being pushed by the Hillary Clinton Campaign”
Assange was asked by Richard Engel, "Three cyber security experts told us that the DNC emails were hacked by Russian Intelligence. What do you say?"
"The real story is what these emails contain, and they show collusion at the very top of the Democratic Party to derail Sanders' campaign," he continued. "Would Hillary Clinton have won anyway? Maybe, maybe not. I think that it's completely up in the air now, and so the result of the nomination process has no political legitimacy."
Russia has denied any involvement in the hacks.
Over the weekend, Wikileaks posted a treasure trove of emails from various members of the Democrat party which has laid ruin to any hope for civility at the DNC's convention in Philadelphia. That said, Hillary's campaign seems to be even more concerned about what may be leaked next.
Call us crazy, but the campaign seems to be spending way too much time spinning a narrative about Russian involvement, even going so far as to call on Hillary's friends at the FBI to look into the issue, for this scandal to fade quietly into the night. Something tells us that Jennifer knows more than she's letting on and that we'll get to review some more leaked emails soon.
Alternatively, we're sure Bill could arrange for a purely coincidental meeting with Putin on a tarmac somewhere to discuss his "grandchildren" but something tells us his audience might not be as "accommodating" as last time he tried that.
Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga) said: “There has been a steady [stream], almost like termites can get into a residence and eat before you know that you’ve been eaten up and you fall in on yourself, there has been settlement activity that has marched forward with impunity and at an ever increasing rate to the point where it has become alarming,”