HONOLULU/WASHINGTON Dec 29 President-elect
Donald Trump could reverse President Barack Obama's executive
order and allow Russian intelligence officials back into the
United States once he takes office, but that would be
inadvisable, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.
There is no reason to believe Russia will cease interfering
in U.S. and other countries' elections, Obama administration
officials told reporters on a conference call after the
president announced sanctions against Moscow.
"We believe these steps are important because Russia is not
going to stop," one official said. "We have every indication
that they will interfere in democratic elections in other
countries, including some of our European allies," the official
(Reporting by Jeff Mason, Lesley Wroughton and Yeganeh Torbati;
Editing by Alistair Bell)