December 30, 2016
President Obama’s new sanctions against the Russian government for cyberattacks against Democrats are “insufficient,” the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee said in a statement on Thursday.
Donna Brazile said in a statement that while the DNC applauds Obama for responding to cyberattacks against the party and Clinton campaign, “more must be done.”
“Today’s action alone by the White House is insufficient. Now it’s time for President-elect Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress to put our national security before politics and show the American people that they are serious about protecting our democracy,” Brazile said in a statement, The Hill reported.
Earlier on Thursday, the White House announced a sanctions package that will force 35 Russian agents residing in San Francisco and New York to leave the U.S. within 72 hours. Financial sanctions are also being levied against four officials within Russia’s GRU, the intelligence agency that U.S. officials say coordinated the cyberattacks.
This article was posted: Friday, December 30, 2016 at 8:20 am