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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Obama Pokes the Fancy Bear

The president announced new sanctions against Russia in response to its alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election.
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In response to Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, the Obama administration issued sanctions against top Russian intelligence agencies and expelled 35 Russian operatives from the country. A spokesman for Vladimir Putin said the Russian president will consider retaliatory measures. Alongside the sanctions, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security released a joint report detailing how the Russian government used intelligence services to “compromise and exploit networks

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