US expected to sanction Russia, expel officials in response to election meddling

US President Joe Biden’s administration is expected to announce sanctions targeting Russia in response to Moscow’s alleged meddling in the Presidential elections and SolarWinds cyber intrusion.

CNN quoting officials reported that the sanctions will target intelligence and government officials and entities involved in the SolarWinds cyber intrusion and alleged meddling in the 2016 Presidential elections.

“One reason the rollout of these actions has taken longer than anticipated is because the White House was not satisfied with the options the State Department initially presented and wanted more expanded sanctions,” a US official familiar with the plans told CNN.

The White House announced an intelligence review of Russia’s “reckless and adversarial actions” in a wide array of areas during Biden’s first week in office.

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