[Swiftwater Gazette] Obama to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election
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Wed Dec 28 06:46:17 EST 2016
Obamato punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidentialelection
TheObama 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.
Theadministration is finalizing the details, which also are expected to include covert action that will probably involve cyber-operations,the officials said.
Thesanctions 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 overseasbut that did not cover efforts to influence the electoral system.
Thethreat to use an executive order last year helped wring a pledge outof China’s president that his country would cease hacking U.S.companies’ secrets to benefit Chinese firms.
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