President Barack Obama ordered a “full review” of election-related hacking that many believe effected the outcome of the 2016 election. “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,” said Lisa Monaco, Mr Obama’s counterterrorism and homeland security adviser, Politico reported.
The Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence officially accused Russia of hacking the Democratic National Committee and other political organisations “intended to interfere with the US election process”. Intelligence officials reiterated their accusation earlier this week. READ MORE