US may use sanctions to punish Russia for election hacking
The U.S. response to election-related hacks that the Obama administration now blames on the Russian government could include sanctions against that country.
The administration has said that it has a range of options, including economic sanctions, to respond to Russian cyber attacks. On Friday, a Republican lawmaker said he would propose legislation to move those sanctions forward.
Senator Cory Gardner, who represents Colorado, said his planned legislation would mandate that the U.S. government investigate Russian cyber criminals and sanction them when appropriate.