Obama Administration knowledge of Russian Cyber Warefare on US Elections

If you want to make the argument that the Obama Administration failed to act soon enough or aggressively enough on its knowledge of Russia's escalating cyber warefare against Ukraine, Europe, and the US, this would be a good place to start.

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/14/obama-russia-election-interference-241547

The journalist, Ali Watkins, has an interesting story of her own which dovetails with the timing of the 2016 elections. Those with an interest should Google her name and read about her.

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  • Here is another article, rather an excerpt from a book by David Korn and Michael Isikoff, published in Mother Jones. It describes the decision making (or non-decision making) in the Obama White House in the five months prior to the 2016 election.

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/03/why-the-hell-are-we-standing-down/

    Then ask yourselves, those who are interested, what would you do?
  • Obama knew and he was warned and he was told Russians interfered as far back as 2014 and yet Obama and his administration did nothing. Here is what Obama's CIA director had to say or should i say here is the Obama's administration lame excuse on why Obama never did nothing

    People have criticized us ... for not coming out more forcefully and saying it,” former CIA Director John Brennan said at the Aspen National Forum in July. “There was no playbook for this.”
    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/14/obama-russia-election-interference-241547

    They didn't retaliate in 2014 because they had no playbook, and for 2 years until 2016 they still had no playbook. Because the playbook said they must not jeopardized Russia getting on board the iran deal. Legacy was more important than protecting America.

    Obama was also warned about Russians interference on 2016 but like in 2014 He and his administration did nothing. Obama is responsible for this and he allowed it to happen. The problem is chiefly at Obama's administration doorstep. He knew but did nothing.


    From Liberal NBC News: POLITICS NEWS
    Top Democrat says Obama shares responsibility for Russia's meddling
    Feb. 16, 2018, 11:59 AM ET / Updated Feb. 16, 2018, 11:59 AM ET
    By Mike Memoli
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's muted response to the 2014 Sony hack may have laid the groundwork for Russia's meddling in the 2016 elections, a top Democrat argued Friday.

    Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said the previous administration should have established a "more forceful deterrent" against potential adversaries considering cyberattacks against the U.S. or its institutions.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/top-democrat-says-obama-shares-responsibility-russia-s-meddling-n848661

  • edited April 23
    Adam Schiff, a notorious pusher of the fake russian investigation that was proven to be nothing more than cow farts by Mueller says it all. Obama administration was warned yet muted his response and didn't took aggressive steps to stop it from happening in the future. According to Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff Obama knew and was warned as far back as 2014 and he responds were muted. Like he did when Russia invaded Ukraine.

    Smack down city.
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