Obama first learned of Russia’s plans to interfere in the election in early-2014, when intelligence officials reportedly warned the White House about Moscow’s elaborate effort to infiltrate and disrupt
the U.S. political process but Obama took no meaningful action to combat these efforts.
By the summer of 2016, the White House was aware that Russians were behind the infamous cyber attacks that led to the release of stolen Democrat documents. Shockingly, the Obama administration instructed National Security Council (NSC) officials who were developing a retaliation strategy to “stand down.”
Adam Schiff in a statement blasted Obama for not taking any meaningful action to control Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“I think the Obama administration should have done a lot more when it became clear that not only was Russia intervening but it was being directed at the highest levels of the Kremlin,” Schiff said.
former Vice President Joe Biden defended the administration for not being more forceful in warning the public about Russia’s activities. He said President Barack Obama was constantly walking a political “tightrope” in not wanting to be seen as politicizing a foreign threat, but also that the full scale of Russia’s efforts was not fully known until after the election.
Since the Obama administration was told way before the 2016 election that the Russians were meddling, why no action? Focus on them, not Trump.