US will retaliate against Russia over election meddling: Obama

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US President Barack Obama has vowed to retaliate against Russia for its alleged meddling in America’s election process, dramatically upping the ante in a dispute between Washington and Moscow. 

Obama made the pronouncement during an interview on US National Public Radio (NPR), broadcast on Friday morning, after the White House accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of direct involvement in cyber attacks designed to influence the last month’s US presidential election.

“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,” Obama told NPR. “And we will, at a time and place of our own choosing.”

“Some of it may be explicit and publicized; some of it may not be,” he stated.

Obama’s remarks came after White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Thursday that based on the views of US intelligence officials, it was “pretty obvious” that Putin was directly involved in…

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