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President Obama issued a sweeping set of sanctions against Russian agencies and individuals for their role in the hacking of the DNC and other election interference today, going after the head of Russian intelligence by name, among others. Here is that list of entities and individuals.

In his executive order, Obama said economic penalties for these individuals and organizations are the result of their "tampering with, altering, or causing a misappropriation of information with the purpose or effect of interfering with or undermining election processes or institutions."

Obama promised more to come, too.

"These actions are not the sum total of our response to Russia’s aggressive activities," the President declared. "We will continue to take a variety of actions at a time and place of our choosing, some of which will not be publicized."

In a separate action, the United States expelled 35 Russian diplomats in Maryland and Washington, DC, closing off access to their compounds.

CNBC:

 

 

The United States on Thursday expelled 35 Russian diplomats and closed two Russian compounds in New York and Maryland in response to a campaign of harassment by Russia against American diplomats in Moscow, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the Russian diplomats would be given 72 hours to leave the United States. Access to the two compounds will be denied to all Russian officials as of noon on Friday, the official added.

"These actions were taken to respond to Russian harassment of American diplomats and actions by the diplomats that we have assessed to be not consistent with diplomatic practice," the official told Reuters.

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Oh good, we needed another thread on this same issue.

Has Obama actually provided any PROOF of his claims?

Obama will release it when he is ready. Are you in some kind of a rush? It is already established that several security firms have provided detailed forensic analysis linking two well-known Russian intelligence groups to the data breach at the DNC. So sit down.

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Obama will release it when he is ready. Are you in some kind of a rush? It is already established that several security firms have provided detailed forensic analysis linking two well-known Russian intelligence groups to the data breach at the DNC. So sit down.

No one has provided any detailed, or even summary information.

Obama is simply making shit up.

I hear all the Russians Obama was kicking out of the country went to Chicago for sanctuary status.

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'Obama is simply making shit up'

 

 

right....and he was born in Kenya, and Hillary is at fault for Benghazi...and lets not forget all those e-mails

 

 

says the Party of Russian Hacking, Watergate, Arming Iraq, Arming Iran, Lying to Congress and Arming the Contras, Allowing 9-11 by doing nothing despite all the LOUD WARNINGS, Creating the Taliban, Creating Al-Qaeda, Lying America and its Allies into Iraq and Creating ISIS, Haliburton, 13 Benghazis, Kenny Boy/Enron Trickle Down, Tax Cuts for the Top 1%, Recessions, Depressions, Foxaganda, Hate Radio, Southern Strategy, Racism....

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TYPICAL obama BULLSHIT that is going to once again, create the destruction of America's role in the world as a leader....

 

 

 

The Obama administration is under intense pressure to release evidence confirming Russian interference in the presidential election before leaving office.

The administration up until now has provided little documentation to back up its official October assessment that the Russian government was attempting to interfere in the U.S. election.

Nor has it corroborated subsequent leaks from anonymous officials contending that the CIA believes the campaign was an attempt by Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure Donald Trump’s victory.

President Obama has ordered the intelligence community to produce a complete review of its findings before Trump takes office on Jan. 20. The White House has said it will make as much of the report public as it can.

But officials have warned that the document will contain “highly sensitive and classified information” and it is unclear how much concrete evidence it will be able to release.

Releasing any documentation of Russian interference would be a slap in the face to Trump, who has rejected assertions that the Kremlin was involved in the hacks on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

The president-elect and his team have treated any suggestion of Russian involvement as an attack on the legitimacy of his election, and Republican leaders in Congress have treaded carefully on the issue.

The firestorm ignited by the CIA’s assessment has spurred calls from both parties for the administration to provide proof of Russian meddling.

In late November, seven Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee urged the White House to declassify “additional information concerning the Russian Government and the U.S. election.”

As of last week, they had not yet received a response.

The House Intelligence Committee earlier this month demanded a briefing on the subject but was rebuffed by intelligence leaders, who said they will not brief Congress again until the completion of the report for the White House.

Journalists have also pushed for more documentation.

Vice journalist Jason Leopold and Ryan Shapiro, a Ph.D. candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the CIA, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the office of the director of national intelligence seeking records pertaining to Russian interference.

And even Trump’s transition team has said the White House should provide definitive proof to back up its claims.

"If the CIA Director [John] Brennan and others at the top are serious about turning over evidence … they should do that," Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said earlier this month. "They should not be leaking to the media. If there's evidence, let's see it."

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TYPICAL obama BULLSHIT that is going to once again, create the destruction of America's role in the world as a leader....

 

 

 

The Obama administration is under intense pressure to release evidence confirming Russian interference in the presidential election before leaving office.

The administration up until now has provided little documentation to back up its official October assessment that the Russian government was attempting to interfere in the U.S. election.

Nor has it corroborated subsequent leaks from anonymous officials contending that the CIA believes the campaign was an attempt by Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure Donald Trump’s victory.

President Obama has ordered the intelligence community to produce a complete review of its findings before Trump takes office on Jan. 20. The White House has said it will make as much of the report public as it can.

But officials have warned that the document will contain “highly sensitive and classified information” and it is unclear how much concrete evidence it will be able to release.

Releasing any documentation of Russian interference would be a slap in the face to Trump, who has rejected assertions that the Kremlin was involved in the hacks on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

The president-elect and his team have treated any suggestion of Russian involvement as an attack on the legitimacy of his election, and Republican leaders in Congress have treaded carefully on the issue.

The firestorm ignited by the CIA’s assessment has spurred calls from both parties for the administration to provide proof of Russian meddling.

In late November, seven Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee urged the White House to declassify “additional information concerning the Russian Government and the U.S. election.”

As of last week, they had not yet received a response.

The House Intelligence Committee earlier this month demanded a briefing on the subject but was rebuffed by intelligence leaders, who said they will not brief Congress again until the completion of the report for the White House.

Journalists have also pushed for more documentation.

Vice journalist Jason Leopold and Ryan Shapiro, a Ph.D. candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the CIA, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the office of the director of national intelligence seeking records pertaining to Russian interference.

And even Trump’s transition team has said the White House should provide definitive proof to back up its claims.

"If the CIA Director [John] Brennan and others at the top are serious about turning over evidence … they should do that," Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said earlier this month. "They should not be leaking to the media. If there's evidence, let's see it."

wonder if benny can find someone to read him this and explain it to him?

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No one has provided any detailed, or even summary information.

Obama is simply making shit up.

I hear all the Russians Obama was kicking out of the country went to Chicago for sanctuary status.

 

3BT and s3ction 8.

 

 

 

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You can bet if Hitlary had won, this wouldn't happen.

 

This is just more of the O'Hole spoiling things for DJ.

 

 

 

kj

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Expect trump to try to reverse the sanctions against Putin and his minions as soon as he is sworn in. Although a lot of Republicans and most Democrats suspect and or know that Putin and his government are responsible for the hacking, is there anything they can do if Trump decides to reverse the sanctions? The hacking was and is an attack against this country and should be treated as such by the incoming administration. If it is not, then one can assume Trump favors his business interests over the welfare and safety of this country and the American people.

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No one has provided any detailed, or even summary information.

Obama is simply making shit up.

I hear all the Russians Obama was kicking out of the country went to Chicago for sanctuary status.

 

No actually "I hear" that they went to the Rumpaholic to try and get his buddy Putin to pull some strings and also to bitch and moan about the big meany Obama........

 

Like Rumpaholic does all the time.........Laughable

 

This is just more of the O'Hole spoiling things for DJ.

 

 

 

kj

 

 

You lie down with dogs you get up with fleas......

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