Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said
Russia is threatening the interests of the United States and its allies
with “increasing belligerence,” and the US must respond to “these
challenges with clear-eyed objectivity and not allow domestic politics
to color our view or affect our actions.” His comments came during a
full committee hearing on Thursday on the security challenges in Europe
and inter-state competition with Russia, which took place just after the
US Treasury Department announced its was imposing sanctions against
five Russian entities and 19 individuals for “malign Russian cyber
activities,” including their “attempted interference in US elections,
destructive cyber-attacks, and intrusions targeting critical
infrastructure,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a statement.
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