WASHINGTON: Russia’s alleged cyber-attacks on US political organizations – hacking which the intelligence community concluded amounted to meddling in the US election – were an “act of war,” senior US Senator John McCain said Wednesday.
“It’s an act of war,” McCain, a hawkish Republican and critic of the Kremlin, told reporters in the US Capitol.
“If you try to destroy the fundamentals of democracy, then you have destroyed a nation.”
McCain modulated by insisting there are “gradients” to acts of war.
“I’m not saying it’s an atomic attack. I’m just saying that when you attack a nation’s fundamental structure, which they are doing, then …read more