Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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U.S. scrutiny of Russian meddling in the 2016 election gained momentum this week when the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism announced it would launch its own investigation of alleged election hacking.

The move follows the Senate Intelligence Committee's announcement last month that it would investigate alleged election hacking by Russian intelligence agencies.

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Asked about an amendment to President Obama’s sanctions against Russia signed Thursday by the Treasury Department, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that the document merely authorized cursory changes to existing sanctions against a Russian intelligence agency.

President Donald Trump later echoed that sanctions hadn't been eased.

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