Associated Press Quotes Stewart Baker on US Retaliation Against Russia

January 4, 2017

The Associated Press quoted Stewart Baker in a December 29 article titled “US Punishes Russia for Hacking Presidential Campaign.”  The article discusses the United States retaliation against Russia for hacking the US presidential campaign, including punishments targeting Russia's spy agencies and diplomats.  The sanctions freeze any US assets and block Americans from doing business with them.  But Russian law bars the spy agencies from having assets in the US, and any activities they undertake would likely be covert and hard to identify.

Mr. Baker, a former National Security Agency and Homeland Security Department official says, "On its face, this is more than a slap on the wrists, but hardly an appropriate response to an unprecedented attack on our electoral system.”

The full article can be read at The Associated Press.