Top Republican senators said on Wednesday that the incoming Congress and President-elect, Donald Trump should impose new and tougher sanctions against Russia because of its alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.
Their comments followed reports that the difference at the end of President Obama similar intentions.
Arizona GOP sen. John McCain told Fox News that he wants to increase sanctions against Russia, in addition to the permanent stationing of US troops in the neighbouring Balkan countries and neighboring Ukraine to help against the Russian aggression — the Russian President Vladimir Putin sure knows that “this kind of action will be responsive in the future.”
McCain, a Vietnam veteran and Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, spoke of Latvia on a tour through the Balkan Nations with Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a member of the Republican and retired Air Force pilot.
Graham outlined, a more detailed agenda and suggested that Obama should end his presidency in the next month of action.
“Putin and his PM has said will be cleaned,” Graham. “Here is what I would prefer: in order for the new Congress and the new President deal with Russia. … If I were President Trump, I urge President Obama and say: “Don ‘T start something you cannot finish.’ “
Graham, displaced by Trump this year, that’s tough to beat GOP presidential primaries, told Fox News that he wants sanctions against Russia in the energy sector and Putin and his inner circle, the control over your money and travel.
The senators ” calling for sanctions following news about the Republican house addressing the Russia-hacking-Problem with a non-binding resolution controlled, immediately after he was sworn in 3. January.
Earlier on Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that the Obama administration also wants to impose sanctions, in addition to a diplomatic rebuke and the “covert action, which is likely to cyber-operations,” said U.S. officials.
The officials also told the newspaper that the plan could be announced before the end of the week and tries to revise 2015 executive order on cyber-attacks to allow for a presidential response to the exertion of influence on the elections.
She also said the administration is working on a measure that Trump would not be able to undo.
U.S. officials have not denied the accuracy of the Post story. And you told Fox News on Wednesday that there is “outrage” in the American intelligence community about the newspaper leak.
During this year’s election cycle, the Democratic National Committee E-Mails were hacked and leaked. And in the last weeks of the race, WikiLeaks published the findings of E-Mails from the private account of John Podesta, Chairman of the campaign for the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Clinton and Podesta said the leaked E-Mails contributed to the defeat of the campaign and pointed a Finger at the Kremlin.
The U.S. intelligence community broadly agrees that Russia was involved, while the trump-try team continues to focus efforts on the setting for the administration.
President Obama in recent days has vowed to respond to the hack.
McCain and Graham say they believe that the E-Mail hacks determines the race, the result of the Clinton-Trump, but argue that 99 of the Congress ” 100 senators believe that Russia was involved.