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Cyber attack review to prevent future interference: Obama

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 01:30

U.S. President Barack Obama says he called for a review of cyber attacks and foreign intervention in the 2016 election so that such attacks can be prevented in the future. Natasha Howitt reports.

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U.S. President Barack Obama sits down with Trevor Noah from Comedy Central's The Daily Show. But the discussion is not intended to induce the usual laughs... Last week, a U.S. official said the CIA had concluded Russia had intervened in the 2016 presidential election. Obama is now calling for a comprehensive review. "The reason that I have called for a review is really just gather all the threads of the investigations, the intelligence work that has been done over many months, and put it in a single document that can be shared with members of Congress, relevant intelligence agencies, and can be shared with the transition teams so that they understand what exactly happened. And so that the public and our elected representatives, going forward, can find ways to prevent this kind of interference from having an impact on the elections in the future," Obama told Noah. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has said Russia had no influence on his win. The issue is proving to be a sticking point within the Republican Party, and many have chosen to back closer investigation. The review is to be delivered before Obama leaves office on January 20.

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Cyber attack review to prevent future interference: Obama

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 01:30