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Obama, GOP Senators Plan Probes Into Russia's Election Meddling

President Obama says he wants a comprehensive report on any possible Russian interference in the election.
Posted at 8:51 PM, Dec 09, 2016

"We are committed to ensuring the integrity of our elections, and this report will dig into this pattern of malicious cyberactivity tied to our elections," White House spokesman Eric Schultz said.

President Obama has ordered a comprehensive report on any Russian meddling in the 2016 election. And several GOP senators have his back on this.

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The report would compile every instance of hackers targeting the election, and it could outline possible steps the U.S. might take to punish the hackers.

In October, U.S. intelligence agencies formally accused Russia of orchestrating cyberattacks against the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

That's something Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has been pushing for. He told CNN he's planning investigations into Russia's conduct during the election.

Graham told CNN, "I'm going after Russia as hard as you can go after Russia."

GOP Sen. John McCain is also planning his own investigation of Russia's hacking capabilities — something he's described as a national security issue.

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But it sounds like the president-elect disagrees. Donald Trump recently dismissed the accusations against Russia as politically motivated.