Feb 17, 2018

McMaster: FBI indictment proves Russian meddling in 2016

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said at the Munich Security Conference today that "with the FBI indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible" that Russians tried to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the A.P. reports.

“[W]e would love to have a cyber dialogue when Russia is sincere about curtailing its sophisticated form of espionage.”
— McMaster in Munich

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