Obama administration is close to announcing measures to punish Russia for election interference

The Obama administration is close to announcing a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, including economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, according to U.S. officials.

The administration is finalizing the details, which also are expected to include covert action that will probably involve cyber-operations, the officials said. An announcement on the public elements of the response could come as early as this week.

The sanctions portion of the package culminates weeks of debate in the White House on how to revise a 2015 executive order that was meant to give the president authority to respond to cyberattacks from overseas but that did not cover efforts to influence the electoral system.

The Obama administration rolled the executive order out to great fanfare as a way to punish and deter foreign hackers who harm U.S. economic or national security.

Full article: Obama administration is close to announcing measures to punish Russia for election interference – The Washington Post

I’m sure this will go down like a stale beer.

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One response to “Obama administration is close to announcing measures to punish Russia for election interference

  1. They need to leave Russia alone before they get tired of Obama. They’re trying to come up with lies about Putin and make him look like a dictator. Not the case. He’s actually trying to make the world safe again. That’s why he’s bombing right now Aleppo

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