Russia rejected a report that its government had been involved in hacking a non-classified White House computer network.

“It has become a kind of sport to blame everything on Russia,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call on Wednesday. “But the key thing is that they wouldn’t go searching for Russian submarines in the Potomac river, like it was the case in some other countries.”

Peskov was responding to a CNN report on Tuesday that said Russian hackers gained access to “sensitive parts of the White House e-mail system,” citing unidentified sources. Deputy White House National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said on CNN that no classified information had been compromised, while declining to link any attacks to Russia.

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