Obama Administration Expels 35 Russian Diplomats Over Cyber Attacks

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U.S. President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

In a dramatic response to alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, the Obama administration on Thursday expelled 35 Russian diplomats from the Washington D.C. embassy and the consulate in San Francisco. The U.S. will also close two Russian intelligence-gathering compounds. Despite recommendations from his foreign minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Friday that he would not retaliate. Russia continues to reject the allegations of hacking. We discuss escalating U.S.- Russia relations with the New York Times' David Sanger.


David Sanger, New York Times national security correspondent