The US military already knew about the weapons Putin boasted about in his state of the union address Thursday and is prepared to defend the United States, said White, who didn't say whether the new policy will mention Russian and Chinese threats.
But administration officials and top lawmakers have said the United States must respond to the threats at hand, regardless of whether certain initiatives would rankle Moscow or Beijing. "Other countries also have tried but apparently so far have failed to make them, and we succeeded thanks to new materials".
Mueller's office charged the 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities last month with using a social media disinformation campaign to spread fake news and sow discord during and after the 2016 election, in a specific effort to boost President Donald Trump's campaign and denigrate his opponents. The indictment says the indicted Russians worked for a troll farm called the Internet Research Agency, which used social media accounts to stir up racial tensions and divisive political issues with the intention of swaying the election results. "Many will push the president in this direction", he said.
"That would be great", Kelly replied.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would reverse the collapse of the Soviet Union if he had a chance to alter modern Russian history, Reuters reported, citing local news agencies.
Speaking at a separate meeting on March 5, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov repeated Russian accusations that the United States is seeking to meddle in the Russian election.
"Never. Never", Putin said.
Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, warned that Russian Federation is continuing to violate the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty with banned ground-launched cruise missiles.
The Russian president also warned that his country's military buildup would be able to cancel out NATO's amassment of military force on Russia's borders, though he stressed that Russia did not intend to attack any other country.
Russia's embassy to the US issued a separate statement, pointing out that the Sarmat missile Putin showcased is within the provisions of the 1982 INF treaty. The organization he joined on Friday is his election support group.