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MassLive: U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, Rep. Jim McGovern call for congressional probe into alleged Russian cyber attacks

Despite praising President Barack Obama’s Thursday response to alleged Russian-backed cyber attacks, Massachusetts Democrats stressed that Congress must further investigate the hacks, which U.S. intelligence officials believe sought to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

Contending that no foreign government should be allowed to interfere with U.S. elections, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., lauded the Obama administration’s move to sanction and expel Russian government officials in response to alleged hacks that targeted the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

The outgoing president’s actions, however, signal the need for “a deeper congressional investigation” into such cyber attacks, the senator contended.