Dick Cheney Says Russian Interference in U.S. Elections Could Be 'Act of War'

Former U.S. vice president’s remarks come as Congress is investigating Moscow’s possible involvement in 2016 presidential race.

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Dick Cheney, former U.S. vice president, speaks during the Global Business Summit in New Delhi, India, on Monday, March 27, 2017.
Dick Cheney, former U.S. vice president, speaks during the Global Business Summit in New Delhi, India, on Monday, March 27, 2017.Credit: Anindito Mukherjee, Bloomberg
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Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has criticized Russia's alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, calling it a hostile act.

Cheney said Russian President Vladimir Putin had made a serious attempt to interfere in the 2016 election and other democratic processes in America.

In a speech at a speaker's conference in New Delhi, Cheney said, "In some quarters, that would be considered an act of war."

Cheney's accusation comes at a time when both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees are investigating possible Russian interference in the election that brought President Donald Trump to power.