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Joint Base Andrews  •  Prince George's County, MD  •  July 9  •  3:15 P.M. EDT

    Q:  Mr. President, does it make sense to attack the servers that are used in Russia to carry out —

    THE PRESIDENT: (Inaudible.)

    Q:  Does it make sense to attack the servers that are used to carry out these ransom attacks in Russia?

    THE PRESIDENT: To attack them?

    Q:  Well —

    THE PRESIDENT: Well, what happened was there was one company that got — I mean, they weren't specifically attacking servers; they were attacking businesses.

    Q:  I mean the U.S. response. Up until now, the U.S. response has been to exercise sanctions — impose sanctions on Russia for this malign activity. Does it make sense for the U.S. to take it up a notch and attack the actual servers that are used?

    THE PRESIDENT: Yes.

    Q:  Sir, what are the consequences for Putin if he does not step up against cyberattacks?

    THE PRESIDENT: Well, we set up a committee — joint committee. They're meeting on, I think, the 16th. And I believe we're going to get some cooperation.

    Thank you.

    Q:  Mr. President, what do you expect President Putin (inaudible) — what do you expect him to do? What are those actions?

    THE PRESIDENT: It's not appropriate for me to say what I expect him to do now. But we'll see.

    Thank you.

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