insisted that the White House would not announce the revenge attacks
themselves in advance, and that the US would ensure that whatever
revenge attacks it does conduct on Russia would be “proportional”
to whatever they accuse Russia of doing.
allegations have centered on the idea that Russia is hacking the
Democratic Party to try to get Donald Trump elected, and are trying
to “hack the election” in some other vague terms. Evidence that
Russia was behind the hacks is sorely lacking, though repeated
allegations have built a consensus around this claim.
is unclear what form the revenge moves will take, but administration
officials have previously suggested military action would be
appropriate in certain cases of cyber attacks, and the Treasury
Department is also talking imposing new sanctions. The US makes
anti-Russia moves pretty regularly right now anyhow, so it may be
hard to tell the difference, barring some huge, war-starting