Pictured: Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama
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In a joint statement released on 22 September, senator Dianne Feinstein of the Senate Intelligence Committee and congressman Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, directly called on Vladimir Putin to put an end to the hacking.
Despite the positive attribution by US cybersecurity firms, White House officials and the Obama Administration have remained reluctant to link recent cyberattacks to the Russian state.