Press Secretary Sean Spicer said punishments imposed by the White House on the Russians may have been disproportionate
Sean Spicer , a key adviser to President – elect of the United States, Donald Trump said on Sunday that the government of Barack Obama may be punished in a “disproportionate” Russia to determine the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats suspected of espionage.
The future press secretary of the White House told the program This Week , ABC station, which Trump will make inquiries to the US intelligence agencies on the case. The White House has imposed sanctions last week against two Russian intelligence agencies accused of involvement in cyber attacks on political groups in the 2016 US presidential election.
Obama also ruled that Russia would deplete two facilities in the United States as part of the sanctions.
“One of the questions we have is why this magnitude? You look at 35 people being evicted, two places being closed, the question is: is that response proportional to the actions they took? Maybe it is, maybe it is not, you have to think about it, “Spicer said.
Trump will meet with representatives of US intelligence agencies this week. On Saturday, the president-elect again expressed skepticism about Russia’s possible responsibility for computer hacking attacks on members of the Democratic Party.
“I think it’s unfair if we do not know. It could have been someone else. I also know things that other people do not know, so we can not be sure, “Trump said.
Trump also said he would release information on the case this week without giving details. It is unclear whether, after taking office on January 20, he will try to reverse Obama’s actions, which mark the worst moment in US-Russian relations since the end of the Cold War.