President Barack Obama has officially ordered a "full review" of the Russian related cyber attacks that may have influenced the 2016 presidential election, a White House official said during a breakfast on Friday.
Lisa Monaco, Obama’s counterterrorism and homeland security adviser, made the announcement, which echoes similar requests made by congressional Democrats, reported Politico.
"We may be crossed into a new threshold and it is incumbent upon us to take stock of that, to review, to conduct some after-action, to understand what this means, what has happened and to impart those lessons learned," Monaco told reporters.
Monaco then went on to say that the findings from the review will be shared with "a range of stakeholders," including members of Congress.
In October, the Obama administration accused the Russian government of directing a digital campaign to disrupt the U.S. election. During the campaigns, emails and documents from some Democratic leadership groups were shared online through WikiLeaks and other suspicious websites.
Hackers reportedly linked to Russia also breached the personal email accounts of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, and several Democratic staffers.
Although there has been a push to investigate these claims, Trump has repeatedly rejected the intelligence community’s conclusion about the election-related cyberattacks. He believed these allegations were motivated by biased politics.
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