President Obama vowed that the United States will “take action” in response to Russia’s believed interference in the presidential election.
“I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections, that we need to take action and we will — at a time and place of our own choosing,” Obama said in an interview with NPR set to air in full on Friday.
“Some of it may be explicit and publicized, some of it may not be,” Obama added.
Obama has requested agencies in the Intelligence Community to conduct a full review of Russia’s cyberattacks before he leaves office.
“When I receive a final report, you know, we’ll be able to, I think, give us a comprehensive and best guess as to those motivations,” he said.
“But that does not in any way, I think, detract from the basic point that everyone during the election perceived accurately – that in fact what the Russian hack had done was create more problems for the Clinton campaign than it had for the Trump campaign.”