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Obama Announces Measures To Punish Russia For Unproven Election Interference

Obama Announces Measures To Punish Russia For Unproven Election Interference

The Washington Post -- 

The Obama administration announced new measures on Thursday in retaliation for what U.S. officials have characterized as Russian interference in American elections, ordering the removal of 35 Russian government officials from the United States and sanctioning agencies and individuals tied to the hacks.

The announcement comes several weeks after President Obama promised to respond to Russian hacking in both public and covert actions,“at a time and place of our own choosing.”

The announcement culminates months of vigorous internal debate over whether and how to respond to Russia’s unprecedented election-year provocations, ranging from the hacks of the Democratic National Committee to the targeting of state electoral systems.

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