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Spicer questions Obama response to Russian hacking

Spicer questions Obama response to Russian hacking

Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer is questioning the severity and the motivations behind President Obama's decision to sanction Russian Federation for possibly influencing the election.

The White House announced Thursday that the U.S.is expelling 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives and sanctioning five Russian entities and four individuals in response to an alleged cyberattack that the US says was meant to interfere with the 2016 election.

Spicer said the president-elect's use of Twitter is just another example of how Trump is going to be a different kind of president. Nothing, nothing was taken when millions of people had their private information, including information on security clearances that was shared.

President Barack Obama made history in several ways big and small; one of his many notable firsts was joining Twitter in his official capacity as president, becoming the only Commander in Chief to maintain an account on the social-media platform. "Not one thing happened".

He said Trump uses digital tools like Facebook and Twitter to have more direct conversations.

"A White House statement wasn't even issued".

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"He doesn't have to funnel it through the media", Spicer said.

Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, said on "Fox News Sunday" that Obama's sanctions were not enough. Most of the USA mainstream media wrote off or took pleasure in mocking the Republican candidate (which gave outlets like Sputnik a lot of uncovered topics to write about), so Twitter became Trump's platform of choice for communication.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow would not expel U.S. diplomats from Russia in response to "unfriendly actions by the outgoing United States administration".

Twitter became a potent weapon for Trump during his presidential campaign a year ago.

Russian diplomats who were expelled by Obama left Washington on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported, citing Russia's embassy.


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