In an interesting turn of events, new revelations have exposed Susan Rice, the former national security advisor, for issuing a stand down order in response to Russian meddling surrounding the 2016 Presidential election.
How will the media spin THIS one?
The Daily Caller reports:
NSC officials were reportedly alarmed by Russia’s attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, including the hacking of Democratic National Committee officials’ emails, and those belonging to Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
Michael Daniel, an NSC official responsible for the Russia portfolio, told to the book’s authors of multiple plans to strike fear in Russian President Vladimir Putin with the aim of ending Russia’s election meddling. These plans included surreptitiously releasing personal information about Putin’s family, which revealed corruption in Putin’s political party, and even crafting a large cybersecurity exercise as a public threat to Russia.
Daniel additionally told the authors that when Rice caught wind of his planning, she called him and berated him.
One day in late August, national security adviser Susan Rice called Daniel into her office and demanded he cease and desist from working on the cyber options he was developing. “Don’t get ahead of us,” she warned him. The White House was not prepared to endorse any of these ideas. Daniel and his team in the White House cyber response group were given strict orders: “Stand down.” She told Daniel to “knock it off,” he recalled.
President Trump has called Obama out for his refusal to act on election meddling. Tweeting “Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didn’t he do something about Russian meddling?”
Democrats have repeatedly blamed Russia for President Trump’s 2016 election victory.
We have since found out, the main objective of Russia’s election meddling was to create political division in the United States.
During and after the campaigns, 13 Russians, who have since been indicted by the Mueller investigation, ran approximately $100,000 worth of Facebook ads for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. They also organized anti-Trump rallies in which American figures like Michael Moore participated in.
“There is no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America’s elections, there’s no evidence that that has happened in the past or that it will happen this time, and so I’d invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and make his case to get votes.” …The President Obama quote just before election. That’s because he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win and he didn’t want to “rock the boat.” When I easily won the Electoral College, the whole game changed and the Russian excuse became the narrative of the Dems.”, Trump tweeted.