Obama orders full review of 2016 election hacking

US President Barack Obama has ordered a full review of alleged hacking by the Russians into the 2016 election, says the White House.

“The President has directed the Intelligence Community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process. It is to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders,” White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco told reporters on Friday.

Monaco (pictured below) said that Obama had ordered intelligence agencies to deliver a report before he leaves office on January 20.

Moscow and Washington have long been at odds over claims by American intelligence officials about an attempt by the Kremlin to disrupt the November 8 presidential election, when Republican Donald Trump defeated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

The allegations against Russia first came a few months before the election, when the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks released thousands of…

Read more