Obama Says US Retaliates Against Russian
By F9 Team : 16-Dec-2016
With regard to the accusation made by White House that Vladimir Putin is directly involved in the alleged cyber attacks in order to exert influence on the US election, President Barack Obama said in a statement today that, the US would definitely retaliate against Russian hacking.
This statement made by Obama that the interference may have led to some influence in the tight election happened last month in which Republican billionaire Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton, had raised the stakes between the leading nuclear power counterparts in the world.
Addressing the nation, Obama told the NPR radio, “I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action. And we will, at a time and place of our own choosing.”
It is opined that the Republican winning candidate Donald Trump has collided with White House, as he is in an isolated position to question the Russian involvement in the hacking attacks on the emails of Democratic Party that led to a slowdown in the momentum of Clinton’s campaign.
Ben Rhodes, a top adviser to Obama, opined that "I don't think things happen in the Russian government of this consequence without Vladimir Putin knowing about it. Everything we know about how Russia operates and how Putin controls that government would suggest that, again, when you're talking about a significant cyber intrusion like this, we're talking about the highest levels of government. And ultimately, Vladimir Putin is the official responsible for the actions of the Russian government.”
White House spokesman, Josh Earnest said, “I don't think anybody at the White House thinks it's funny that an adversary of the United States engaged in malicious cyber activity to destabilize our democracy. That's not a joke. Mr. Trump obviously knew that Russia was engaged in malicious cyber activity that was helping him and hurting Secretary Clinton's campaign.”