U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool
Washington Examiner: Kerry threatens retaliation for Russian meddling in US election
Secretary of State John Kerry promised that the United States would retaliate against Russian President Vladimir Putin's attempts to meddle in the American presidential election.
"We released this information to put the people doing it on a notice that they're not, quote, 'getting away with it' for free, as well as to put states on notice that we're serious when we say they need to take every measure possible to guarantee the integrity of our elections," Kerry said Monday at The Internet Association's Virtuous Cycle Conference. "And we will and can respond in ways that we choose to at the time of our choice."
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Update: U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry's Remarks at the Virtuous Circle Conference (US State Department).
WNU Editor: The best part of this post is that John Kerry himself is admiting that the U.S. .... has tried to "affect outcomes" of foreign elections, but he also argued for a distinction between American information-sharing and direct hacks.