Obama orders ‘full review’ into claims election was hacked by Russia


Democrats continue to struggle to come to grips with the fact that they got hammered in last month’s election — a veritable blood bath of red sweeping across this nation.

They have been engaged in a persistent game of trying anything possible to overturn the results — or at the very least, diminish their credibility. From trying to sway electors to change their votes, to suggesting our whole electoral system be changed, to pursuing costly, baseless recounts, you have to wonder what they’ll try next?

President Obama has ordered a “full review” of hacking-relating activity aimed at disrupting last month’s presidential election and he expects that report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, a top White House official said Friday.

“We may be crossed into a new threshold and it is incumbent upon us to take stock of that, to review, to conduct some after-action, to understand what this means, what has happened and to impart those lessons learned,” Obama counterterrorism and homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco told reporters at a breakfast arranged by the Christian Science Monitor.

U.S. intelligence officials have blamed the Russian government for pre-election hacking of Democratic officials and political committees. Several Democratic senators have asked Obama to declassify more details about the attacks and why the U.S. concluded the Russians were behind them.

President-elect Donald Trump remained sceptical of the Intelligence community’s findings. He denied their claims that the election had been tampered with in an interview with Time magazine, which named him “Person of the Year” this week.

“I don’t believe it. I don’t believe they interfered,” Mr Trump said, confirming that he thought the conclusions reached by the Obama-appointed officials were politically driven.

Source: independent.co.uk