Mueller Report: Obama Allowed Russia To Interfere In US Election

From the Clinton News Network (CNN):
The partisan warfare over the Mueller report will rage, but one thing cannot be denied: Former President Barack Obama looks just plain bad. On his watch, the Russians meddled in our democracy while his administration did nothing about it.

The partisan warfare over the Mueller report will rage, but one thing cannot be denied: Former President Barack Obama looks just plain bad. On his watch, the Russians meddled in our democracy while his administration did nothing about it.

Obama's supporters claim he did stand up to Russia by deploying sanctions after the election to punish them for their actions. But, Obama, according to the Washington Post, "approved a modest package... with economic sanctions so narrowly targeted that even those who helped design them describe their impact as largely symbolic." In other words, a toothless response to a serious incursion.

But don't just take my word for it that Obama failed. Congressman Adam Schiff, who disgraced himself in this process by claiming collusion when Mueller found that none exists, once said that "the Obama administration should have done a lot more." The Washington Post reported that a senior Obama administration official said they "sort of choked" in failing to stop the Russian government's brazen activities. And Obama's ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, said, "The punishment did not fit the crime" about the weak sanctions rolled out after the 2016 election.

A legitimate question Republicans are asking is whether the potential "collusion" narrative was invented to cover up the Obama administration's failures. Two years have been spent fomenting the idea that Russia only interfered because it had a willing, colluding partner: Trump. Now that Mueller has popped that balloon, we must ask why this collusion narrative was invented in the first place

Given Obama's record on Russia, one operating theory is that his people needed a smokescreen to obscure just how wrong they were. They've blamed Trump. They've even blamed Mitch McConnell, in some twisted attempt to deflect blame to another branch of government. Joe Biden once claimed McConnell refused to sign a letter condemning the Russians during the 2016 election. But McConnell's office counters that the White House asked him to sign a letter urging state electors to accept federal help in securing local elections -- and he did. You can read it here.

I guess if I had failed to stop Russia from marching into Crimea, making a mess in Syria, and hacking our democracy I'd be looking to blame someone else, too.

But the Mueller report makes it clear that the Russian interference failure was Obama's alone. He was the commander-in-chief when all of this happened. In 2010, he and Eric Holder, his Attorney General, declined to prosecute Julian Assange, who then went on to help Russia hack the Democratic National Committee's emails in 2016. He arguably chose to prioritize his relationship with Putin vis-à-vis Iran over pushing back against Russian election interference that had been going on for at least two years.

If you consider Russian election interference a crisis for our democracy, then you cannot read the Mueller report, adding it to the available public evidence, and conclude anything other than Barack Obama spectacularly failed America. Subsequent investigations of this matter should explore how and why Obama's White House failed, and whether they invented the collusion narrative to cover up those failures.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/04/19/opinions/mueller-report-obama-jennings/index.html

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  • FOLKS obama knew as far as 2014 about this. He knew and he still did nothing. This happens under his watch and he stopped the ball. All to make a legacy. He failed at his job, his sworn duty to protect America. He shied away from his duty. He let the American people down. When time came to act he did nothing. Like he did nothing when Russia invaded Ukraine. Did nothing when Russia used chemical weapons on Syrian civilians.

    Obama knew and did not a single thing and his party knew and they shifted their Obama's fault to Trump.

    He was being flexible after all like he Promised Russia he would be. Here is a video of Obama promising the Russian President he would be flexible if he win again.

  • Backward Reaper, 2014 egg hunt was over many moons ago, unlike the egg hunt for 2019 just started and so far trump's approval rate has dropped to new rate. 37% right after the report made public.. what a tactic!
  • Libtards are still relying on their same 2016 pollsters. lmao
  • Consider the author. The opinion piece quoted from is written by Scott Jennings. Google his name to find out whether he has any bias.

    Then read the hack job written by the right wing former aid to Mitch McConnell, leader of the Nazi rat pack in Congress. He constantly states that the Mueller Report proves Obama caused all of this and then says when considering the Mueller Report you must " add[] it to the available public evidence", without any reference to the "public evidence" he is adding to it, and conclude that but for Obama apparently giving the Russians free reign to defeat Hillary Clinton none of this bullcrap would have happened.

    Look at it this way. Assume that Obama had all of the facts which we have available from the Mueller Report. And assume that Obama had come out publicly on October 1, 2016, five weeks before the election, and told the public that the Russians were engaged in an all out attack on our election, using Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Google, and other social platforms, purposely putting out propaganda in support of Trump and against Clinton. How do you think the Nazis would have responded? "THE DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO STEAL THE ELECTION!!!

    Show me the proof that Obama forced Flynn to lie. Forced Papadopolous to lie. Forced Gates to lie. Forced Patten to lie. Forced Cohen to lie. Forced Sarah Sanders to lie. Forced Herr Drumpf to fire Comey. Etc. Etc. Etc.

    What a bunch of whining Nazi bullshit. The only reason Trump is not in jail is a DoJ policy preventing the indictment of a sitting president. The day he leaves office, whether by impeachment, resignation, or by the American people rising up against the Nazi Party (in the US called the Republican Party, but fascist nonetheless) and kicking the bastard out of office at the election booth, Donald Trump will be indicted for obstruction of justice and put right where he belongs. Leavenworth.

    Find a better spokesperson, Weepy Reaper. Stop whining. Come up with proof that this was all a Democratic Party conspiracy headed by Obama or STFU.
  • @SaremChuuk, No indictments from Mueller because he found nothing. Mueller had the authority to reccomend charges be he didn't. Reason why for that is No evidence to support or strong suggests that any crime took place. Its not lets "Assume" that Obama knew. Its we know that he knew and he did nothing.

    This is a Article from the Liberal leaning POLITICO NEWS DATED 2017

    POLITICO: Obama team was warned in 2014 about Russian interference
    In 2014, the administration got a report of Russia’s intention to disrupt Western democracies, including the United States
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    By ALI WATKINS 08/14/2017 05:04 AM EDT
    The Obama administration received multiple warnings from national security officials between 2014 and 2016 that the Kremlin was ramping up its intelligence operations and building disinformation networks it could use to disrupt the U.S. political system, according to more than half a dozen current and former officials.

    As early as 2014, the administration received a report that quoted a well-connected Russian source as saying that the Kremlin was building a disinformation arm that could be used to interfere in Western democracies. The report, according to an official familiar with it, included a quote from the Russian source telling U.S. officials in Moscow, "You have no idea how extensive these networks are in Europe ... and in the U.S., Russia has penetrated media organizations, lobbying firms, political parties, governments and militaries in all of these places."

    That report was circulated among the National Security Council, intelligence agencies and the State Department via secure email and cable in the spring of 2014 as part of a larger assessment of Russian intentions in Ukraine, the official said.

    There was no explicit warning of a threat to U.S. elections, but the official said some diplomats and national security officials in Moscow felt the administration was too quick to dismiss the possibility that the Kremlin incursions could reach the United States

    “Even if the Russians and [Russian President Vladimir] Putin had these ambitions, they were doubtful of their capacity to execute them,” the official said of the Obama administration.

    Former White House officials, requesting anonymity to discuss intelligence reporting, confirmed that the administration began receiving increased traffic in 2014 about Russian disinformation and covert influence in campaigns, but said they did not recall receiving that specific warning about Russian inroads in the United States.

    Ned Price, a former spokesperson for the National Security Council, rejected the idea that the administration failed to heed warnings about Russian interference in the U.S. political system or Russian cyberespionage in general.
    Read more on How Obama administration knew about Russian hacking as far as 2014 and doing nothing here: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/14/obama-russia-election-interference-241547
  • @SaremChuuk, here is aslo another piece from the Liberal USA today dated 4 days ago.

    USA TODAY: Mueller report takeaways: Trump didn't collude but Obama blew it bigtime on Russia
    1.The extent of the Obama administration’s failure on Russia is breathtaking. The Mueller report flatly states that Russian interference efforts began in 2014, continued in 2015 and blossomed into a full-blown effort to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. The report found no evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia on election meddling, but substantial confirmation that the previous commander-in-chief failed to stop a hostile foreign power from invading our democracy. Why? Obama’s top priority was getting Russia into the Iranian nuclear deal, which explains why his administration turned a blind eye toward Russian electoral interference. Russian meddling is a mess of Obama’s making, and Trump should order immediate steps to use the Mueller report as a roadmap for stopping them in the future. When you consider that Obama failed to prosecute Julian Assange after his 2010 attack on America, and that he then went on to help Russia meddle in the 2016 election, Obama just looks horrible on this entire ordeal.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/04/18/mueller-report-collusion-trump-russian-election-interference-democrats-takeaways-column/3505946002/
  • The first quote is two years old. The second is by Scott Jennings, the same Nazi hack you tried to quote from before. Enough said.
  • From the liberal Washington Post: Obama knew but did nothing about Russian interference as far as 2014
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/world/national-security/obama-putin-election-hacking/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.59462c2379fe

    From Liberal NYT: Obama White House Knew of Russian Election Hacking, but Delayed Telling
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/21/us/politics/jeh-johnson-testimony-russian-election-hacking.html

    All the evidences and the recently released Mueller report all say the same thing. Obama knew about russian interference as far as 2014 to 2015 and in 2016. He knew and he did nothing. He failed at his duty to protect America. All because he wanted to get in bed with Russia on the Iran deal. For the sake of his now failed legacy Obama and democrats were willing to allow russians to hack and interfere in US elections.

    There is no assuming that what if Obama knew. Its past tense, its He/Obama knew. He was warned by his intelligence services but he did nothing.

    calling people Nazis will not drown out the facts that Mueller and his report concluded that there was no Collusion and insufficient evidence for obstruction and that Obama knew but did nothing.
  • Oh, and BTW, have any of you actually read any of the Mueller Report? Do you think Scott Jennings has actually read any of the Mueller Report? For Christ's sake, Weepy CReaper, you cited to one article that said horrible things about the Mueller Report, which was made public LAST WEEK, when the article appeared in The Hill on MARCH 27!

    Get a life. Trump lied. Trump obstructed justice. Trump will get his just rewards when he leaves office.
  • @SaremChuuk, If Trump lied than Mueller and his 18 Democrat investigators also lied. Is that what you are saying? That Mueller is lying along with 18 other democrats who lead the investigation.

    I cited multiple articles from liberal New york times, POLITICO and The Washington posts. All these liberals news papers all arrived at the same conclusion AND THAT IS: Obama administration and Obama himself knew and was warned as far as 2014 that Russians were trying to interfered in US elections but he did nothing.

    Per the Liberal POLITICO:" The Obama administration received multiple warnings from national security officials between 2014 and 2016 that the Kremlin was ramping up its intelligence operations and building disinformation networks it could use to disrupt the U.S. political system, according to more than half a dozen current and former officials."
    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/14/obama-russia-election-interference-241547
  • edited April 22
    Ladies and gentlemen we will keep updating this as we go along amidst these scream of Nazis from the alt left that try to drown out the truth with their Nazi style tactic of trying to shut down the truth.
  • Another article from 2017. Jesus, you guys are laughable. I'm tired of your bull crap. It's a beautiful day here in California, I'm going out to hit some golf balls.
  • @SaremChuuk, yes a Article from 2017 from a liberal leaning outlet saying what the mueller report also stated and that is Obama knew about these russian interference far back as 2014 and was warned by his national security adviser but like always obama did nothing. He got what he wanted by doing nothing. He got Russia into bed with him on his Iran deal.

    These are the facts.
  • All for a want of a legacy he allowed Russia to do this. All for a want of being loved he turned a blind eye. You want your legacy you can keep it obama or whatever of is it left.
  • I couldn't have said it any better. Derelicted his duty to protect America and its democracy all because he wanted to give billions to iran and wanted Russia to sign his now gone Iran deal.

    I wonder how he feels about his legacy now. That black bastard is all of sudden quiet and stopped talking about Russia and his investigation all of a sudden. He is sweating bricks right now. Nervous of what the GOP will find.
  • z, read carefully, that poll just came out right after the report came out to public, this has taken momentum of impeachment toward the president for " Obstruction of Justice" today democrats have bow to start the process because it is their duties in the constitution to do so, whether its politically popular or not, it still their duty to do so so ye3ah impeachment is on the table ready to move on!..stay tube!
  • The Republican are trying to spin the report but the report already told the public that Trump did committed the Obstruction of justice in so many ways that the Trumps hardline support are in the up hill battle to try to change the narrative but its too late. the public have already know the truth..
  • @visafree, read em and weep.

    (7hours ago)Democrats leaders in the House say they won't push for impeaching Trump after Mueller report
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders on Monday pushed back against some Democrats' calls to impeach President Donald Trump following the release of the Mueller report, while the president told reporters he wasn't concerned about the potential challenge
    https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Politics/president-donald-trump-bit-concerned-impeachment/story?id=62554307

    MAGA on.

  • *****
  • No impeachment my friend.
  • still on the table, more n more of the democrat party are calling for.. Anf yes impeachment is the right thing to do no matter the out come is, it the constitutional duty to do of the congress, no one is above the law, even the president who has committed obstruction of justice.
  • @visafree, the Democrats leadership aren't for impeachment. They said that 12 hours ago.

    No evidence no obstruction. That is why The democrat party leadership don't want to proceed with impeachment.

    whaa whaaa whaaaa.
  • Nasty Pelosi at least got a brain. Can't say that much about the rest of them anti-Israel socialists though.
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