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    Obama Orders 'Full Review' of Hacking Activity Related to US Election

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    US President Barack Obama has ordered a "full review" of hacking activities related to last month’s presidential election before he leaves office, Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco said Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – She said the report would be shared with members of Congress but did not commit to releasing the results publicly.

    "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," Monaco told reporters.

    On Wednesday, seven Democrats in the US House of Representatives asked Obama for a classified briefing on allegations of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

    Russia has denied frequent claims by US intelligence agencies that it tried to meddle in the US election. Russian officials have called the allegations absurd and an attempt to distract American voters from domestic issues.

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