Obama administration plans to punish Russia for election meddling


The Obama administration is finalizing plans to punish Russia for interfering with the recent U.S. election with an announcement could come as soon as Thursday,

A senior administration official tells CBS news they will likely name individuals associated with Moscow’s efforts to hack Democratic organizations in the run-up to the presidential election.

Officials have said sanctions would likely target leaders in Russia’s largest intelligence agency – which they believe was behind the cyberattacks aimed at helping President-elect Donald Trump — and operating with President Vladimir Putin’s blessing.

“At a point in time where we’ve taken certain actions that we can divulge publicly, we will do so,” Mr. Obama said. Please read

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