Biden to take action against Russia in ‘weeks’

The Biden administration is preparing to take action against Russia following a massive hack of the federal government and the poisoning of a Russian opposition leader and it will happen in “weeks, not months,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday.

“We have asked the intelligence community to do further work to sharpen the attribution that the previous administration made about precisely how the hack occurred, what the extent of the damage is, and what the scope and scale of the intrusion is, and we are still in the process of working through that now, but it will be weeks not months before we respond,” Psaki told reporters during the daily press briefing.

Psaki’s comments came after she was questioned about a story from The Washington Post, published Tuesday, that reported the Biden administration would soon sanction Russia for what has become known as the SolarWinds hack and for the poisoning of Russian leader Alexei Navalny.