Obama and the Mueller Report

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Obama and the Mueller Report

The Obama admin­is­tra­tion failed to stop Russ­ian inter­ven­tion in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial election.

That’s a key point that media and Demo­c­rat blovi­a­tors have failed to acknowl­edge in the debate over the Mueller Report.

In the report, the spe­cial pros­e­cu­tor states that Rus­sia began inter­fer­ing in Amer­i­can democ­racy in 2014. The effort blos­somed into a robust attempt to inter­fere in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial election.

The Obama admin­is­tra­tion knew this was going on and did vir­tu­ally noth­ing to stop it.

In 2016, Obama’s National Secu­rity Adviser Susan Rice told her staff to “stand down” and “knock it off” as they drew up plans to “strike back” against the Rus­sians, accord­ing to an account from Michael Isikoff and David Corn in their book Russ­ian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on Amer­ica and the Elec­tion of Don­ald Trump.

The rev­e­la­tion comes sur­pris­ingly from Corn of Mother Jones, one of the chief pro­po­nents of Russiagate.

The Wash­ing­ton Post reported that a senior Obama offi­cial said the admin­is­tra­tion “sort of choked” in fail­ing to stop the Russ­ian government’s activ­i­ties. More­over, Obama’s ambas­sador to Rus­sia, Michael McFaul, said, “The pun­ish­ment did not fit the crime,” com­ment­ing on the inad­e­quate sanc­tions after the 2016 election.

The Mueller report makes it clear that the Russ­ian inter­fer­ence fail­ure was Obama’s alone.

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.

Obama fum­bled the U.S. approach to Russia’s back­ing of the Syr­ian gov­ern­ment in that country’s civil war. He failed to ade­quately address the Russ­ian inva­sion of Ukraine.

Obama’s com­ments seem wholly inad­e­quate and self-​serving. “There have been folks out there who sug­gest some­how if we went out there and made big announce­ments and thumped our chests about a bunch of stuff, that some­how it would poten­tially spook the Rus­sians,” he said. “I think it doesn’t read the thought process in Rus­sia very well.”

At the end of the day, it was Obama him­self who didn’t under­stand Rus­sia and allowed it to manip­u­late the 2016 pres­i­den­tial election.

But the media and the Democ­rats don’t want to acknowl­edge who’s really to blame because it doesn’t fit the anti-​Trump narrative.

The Obama administration failed to stop Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential election.

That’s a key point that media and Democrat bloviators have failed to acknowledge in the debate over the Mueller Report.

In the report, the special prosecutor states that Russia began interfering in American democracy in 2014. The effort blossomed into a robust attempt to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

The Obama administration knew this was going on and did virtually nothing to stop it.

In 2016, Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice told her staff to “stand down” and “knock it off” as they drew up plans to “strike back” against the Russians, according to an account from Michael Isikoff and David Corn in their book Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.

The revelation comes surprisingly from Corn of Mother Jones, one of the chief proponents of Russiagate.

 The Washington Post reported that a senior Obama official said the administration “sort of choked” in failing to stop the Russian government’s activities. Moreover, Obama’s ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, said, “The punishment did not fit the crime,” commenting on the inadequate sanctions after the 2016 election.

The Mueller report makes it clear that the Russian interference failure was Obama’s alone.

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.

Obama fumbled the U.S. approach to Russia’s backing of the Syrian government in that country’s civil war. He failed to adequately address the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Obama’s comments seem wholly inadequate and self-serving. “There have been folks out there who suggest somehow if we went out there and made big announcements and thumped our chests about a bunch of stuff, that somehow it would potentially spook the Russians,” he said. “I think it doesn’t read the thought process in Russia very well.”

At the end of the day, it was Obama himself who didn’t understand Russia and allowed it to manipulate the 2016 presidential election.

But the media and the Democrats don’t want to acknowledge who’s really to blame because it doesn’t fit the anti-Trump narrative.