2016 ELECTION/FORIEGN AFFAIRS/RUSSIA: "President Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats, closed two rural estates reportedly used by Russian spies, and slapped sanctions on two Russian intelligence organizations and other entities Thursday for their alleged role in what the White House says was a Kremlin-directed effort to interfere with the 2016 presidential race.
The sweeping retaliation follows an intense review of what Obama called 'aggressive harassment' of U.S. diplomats in Moscow and 'cyberoperations aimed at the U.S. election,' a hacking campaign that U.S. officials code-named 'Grizzly Steppe.' "

 – “Obama slaps Russia with expulsions and broad sanctions for meddling in the U.S. election,” Dec 29, 2016, Brian Bennett and Christi Parsons, 12/29/2016

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