President Barack Obama Orders 'Full Review' of Possible Election-Related Hacking

Obama has ordered a 'full review' of election-related hacking.

President Obama in the oval office.

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President Obama in the oval office.

President Barack Obama has ordered a full review of possible election-related hacking. Obama expects to have the report completed "before he leaves office" next month, Politicoreported Friday. Though whether the report will be publicly shared has not been announced, a top White House official said Friday that the results would be shared with stakeholders.

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"We may have 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 has happened and to impart some lessons learned," Lisa Monaco, homeland security adviser, toldPolitico and other reporters Friday.

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Back in October, the Obama administration issued a statement asserting it was "confident" that Russia was behind a series of election-related security breaches. "The recent disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails on sites like and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts," a joint statement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and James Clapper said at the time. "These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process. Such activity is not new to Moscow—the Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europe and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion there."

The president-elect, meanwhile, has been tweeting about Saturday Night Live and Indiana union leader Chuck Jones:​

Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse. Sad

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016

Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2016

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