President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence agencies to conduct a full review of cyber attacks and foreign intervention which had taken place during the 2016 election period.
Obama said on Friday that the reports should be delivered before he officially leaves the white house on January 20.
Lisa Monaco, Mr. Obama’s counterterrorism, and homeland security adviser said in a statement, “We may have crossed a new threshold and it is incumbent upon us to take stock of that, to review, to conduct some after-action, to understand what has happened and to impart some lessons learned”.
Adding further to this she said, “The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process”.
In October, the Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence issued a statement stated that “the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of emails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations.
US Government formally blamed Russia for a cyber attacks against Democratic Party during the 2016 US Presidential Election, and Barack Obama has said he cautioned Russian President Vladimir Putin about consequences for the cyber attacks.