UPDATE (3:55 p.m. ET): Story updated to include statements from Rep. Paul Ryan and spokesman for Vladimir Putin.
President Obama has issued an executive order that levies a multitude of sanctions against Russia in retaliation for what the president calls, “the Russian government’s aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election.”
The sweeping sanctions include the expelling of Russian operatives and sanctions levied against multiple Russian entities, including intelligence agencies. Read more…