A CNN opinion piece from this week came out that painted a very bad picture of the Obama administration as a result of the findings of the Mueller report.
I guess even a broken clock is right twice a day.
It is worth noting here that the Russian email hack and supposed interference in our elections happened during the election cycle in 2016. Obama was president when this occurred.
This means that the Obama administration failed the people of the United States with its inability to intercept the cyber attack, and did nothing in response after the fact.
CNN contributor Scott Jennings acknowledges this, and admits that it paints a very bad, incompetent picture of the former president and his administration.
According to 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 Mueller report flatly states that Russia began interfering in American democracy in 2014. Over the next couple of years, the effort blossomed into a robust attempt to interfere in our 2016 presidential election. The Obama administration knew this was going on and yet did nothing. 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”.
Why did Obama go soft on Russia? My opinion is that it was because he was singularly focused on the nuclear deal with Iran. Obama wanted Putin in the deal, and to stand up to him on election interference would have, in Obama’s estimation, upset that negotiation. This turned out to be a disastrous policy decision.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.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 21, 2019
🚨 MUELLER REPORT TRUTH BOMB – “Former President Barack Obama looks just plain bad. On his watch, the Russians meddled in our democracy while his administration did nothing about it.” https://t.co/9poOEhicIz
— Marc Lotter (@marc_lotter) April 19, 2019
Even Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) weighed in:
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) April 20, 2019
Finally, an honest opinion from CNN. Too bad they didn’t mention Hillary or Fusion GPS…