Donald Trump’s de facto publicists at fake news outlet Breitbart are screaming about President Obama’s sanctions on Russia. They write:
President Obama issued an executive order on Thursday sanctioning Russian intelligence officials, individuals, and organizations based on as-yet unproven accusations that Russia interfered in the 2016 election by hacking the emails of Democratic Party officials.
This action comes as the Obama administration is heightening tensions between the United States and Russia on several fronts. The new executive order signed by Obama offers no new proof that the Russian government was involved in what it calls “tampering with, altering, or causing a misappropriation of information with the purpose or effect of interfering with or undermining election processes or institutions.”
In place of proof of these serious claims, the Obama White House said it will “be providing a report to Congress in the coming days about Russia’s efforts to interfere in our election, as well as malicious cyber activity related to our election cycle in previous elections.”
Contrary to Breitbart’s claims, Homeland Security today did provide proof of Russia’s hacking campaign.