Incoming White Home Chief of Workers Ron Klain mentioned that not solely will punitive steps be taken towards Russia for the hacking, however Biden will work degrade Russia’s capability for cyberattacks.

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Transcript by way of CBS’s Face The Nation:

MARGARET BRENNAN: Effectively, the president-elect was fairly clear when he spoke to my colleague Stephen Colbert on CBS earlier this week, and he was requested about Russia and he mentioned they’ll be held accountable. He mentioned they’ll face monetary re– repercussions for what they did. Is that now not the case? He now not believes its Russia.

RON KLAIN: No, what I’m saying is that the official statements about who’s answerable for this explicit assault wants to come back from–

MARGARET BRENNAN: Gotcha.

RON KLAIN: –the administration in a transparent and unambiguous means.

MARGARET BRENNAN: Okay.

RON KLAIN: What the president-elect has additionally mentioned clearly, Margaret, is that those that are accountable are going to face penalties for it. And he’s going to take steps as president to degrade the capability of overseas actors to launch these sorts of assaults on our nation.

One of many key duties forward of the Biden administration isn’t just choosing up all of the balls that Trump dropped like punishing the Russians for their virtual declaration of war against the United States. The Biden administration should additionally repair and improve the equipment of public coverage that Trump has both allowed to atrophy or destroyed.

It isn’t sufficient to punish Russia. America must restrict its capability to have interaction in such actions.

Putin’s free journey ends on January 20, 2021, when Joe Biden provides America again to the individuals.

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