The outgoing Obama administration is set to announce their retaliation measures against Russia after their meddling in the USA 2016 election.
The administration measures are expected to include sanctions and other diplomatic measures. The measures are described as being a proportional response to what the Russians hacking operation.
Officials from the Obama administration have not specified the details of the action that President Obama has authorised.
The top three security organisations of the United States, The FBI, CIA and the Office of Director of National Intelligence all are that Russia was involved and behind the hacking into the Democratic Party and other action which ensure Trump would win.
The agencies are also expected to outline why and how they are confident that Russia was behind the hacking.
Russia has consistently denied their involvement.