President Barack Obama told reporters today he will send a “clear message” to Russia for hacking into DNC computers.
NBC News reported:
President Barack Obama on Friday defended his early response to suspicions that the Russian government attempted to influence the 2016 election and appeared to threaten retaliation against those plotting cyberattacks against America.
“Our goal continues to be to send a clear message to Russia, and others, to not do this,” he said, adding “Because we can do stuff to you.”
He urged that U.S. investigations of cyberattacks should not become a “political football.”
“I think we handled it the way it should have been handled,” he said during his final scheduled news conference of 2016.
Obama’s vacations have cost taxpayers over $85 million.