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USA: Obama orders 'full review' into claims election was hacked by Russia02:20

USA: Obama orders 'full review' into claims election was hacked by Russia

United States, Washington DC
December 10, 2016 at 00:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

(English): "The president earlier this week instructed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of the pattern of malicious cyber activity related to our presidential election cycle. So, he's requested this report be completed and submitted to him before the end of his term. As you all know, in 2008, there were intrusions into both the (Barack) Obama and (John) McCain campaigns. There haven't been any noted episodes in 2012, but the president asked to go back with what we know now to make sure we're using every tool possible as a means of due diligence. And, of course, in 2016, our intelligence community determined there was malicious cyber activity intended to interfere with our elections. In (the) high confidence assessment that was released this past October, the intelligence community made very clear that this was activity directed by the highest levels of the Russian government. So, as we've made clear, we're committed to ensuring the integrity of our elections, and this report will dig into this pattern of malicious cyber activity timed to our elections, take stock in our defensive capabilities, and capture lessons learned to make sure we brief members of Congress and stakeholders as appropriate."

US President Barack Obama ordered a "full review" into claims made that the US presidential election was hacked by Russia, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said in Washington DC on Friday.

Schultz confirmed that the president has "requested this report be completed and submitted to him before the end of his term," before going on to affirm that "in (the) high confidence assessment that was released this past October, the intelligence community made very clear that this was activity directed by the highest levels of the Russian government."

The press secretary did say that investigations conducted in mid-November determined that "the federal government did not detect any increased malicious cyber activity on election-day or related to the administering of elections."

He also iterated that review was "not an effort to challenge the outcome of the election," adding:

"We're not calling into question the election results, we are taking seriously our responsibility to protect the integrity of those elections."

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(English): "The president earlier this week instructed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of the pattern of malicious cyber activity related to our presidential election cycle. So, he's requested this report be completed and submitted to him before the end of his term. As you all know, in 2008, there were intrusions into both the (Barack) Obama and (John) McCain campaigns. There haven't been any noted episodes in 2012, but the president asked to go back with what we know now to make sure we're using every tool possible as a means of due diligence. And, of course, in 2016, our intelligence community determined there was malicious cyber activity intended to interfere with our elections. In (the) high confidence assessment that was released this past October, the intelligence community made very clear that this was activity directed by the highest levels of the Russian government. So, as we've made clear, we're committed to ensuring the integrity of our elections, and this report will dig into this pattern of malicious cyber activity timed to our elections, take stock in our defensive capabilities, and capture lessons learned to make sure we brief members of Congress and stakeholders as appropriate."

US President Barack Obama ordered a "full review" into claims made that the US presidential election was hacked by Russia, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said in Washington DC on Friday.

Schultz confirmed that the president has "requested this report be completed and submitted to him before the end of his term," before going on to affirm that "in (the) high confidence assessment that was released this past October, the intelligence community made very clear that this was activity directed by the highest levels of the Russian government."

The press secretary did say that investigations conducted in mid-November determined that "the federal government did not detect any increased malicious cyber activity on election-day or related to the administering of elections."

He also iterated that review was "not an effort to challenge the outcome of the election," adding:

"We're not calling into question the election results, we are taking seriously our responsibility to protect the integrity of those elections."

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