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Cheney Blasts Russia's Alleged Interference in US Election

FILE - Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, Sept. 10, 2014, about the current state and future of American foreign policy.

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.