‘The Obama administration knew this was going on and yet did nothing…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) The only person who looks bad in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is former President Barack Obama, argued Scott Jennings, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush and campaign adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
In an op-ed for CNN, Jennings said the Mueller report proves one thing: that Obama knew about Russian interference in the 2016 election and did nothing to stop 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,” Jennings wrote.
Democrats have claimed the report reflects poorly on President Trump and his campaign, since Mueller left the question of obstruction open.
But Jennings said they should look to their own party.
Obama was too focused on the Iran nuclear deal to take action against Russia, Jennings said.
Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice reportedly told her staff to “stand down” and “knock it off” after they drew up plans to “strike back” against the Kremlin, according to an account from Michael Isikoff and David Corn in their book “Russia Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on American and the Election of Donald Trump.”
If Obama would have publicly stood up to Putin, the Iran nuclear deal, which the Russians were apart of, could have been jeopardized, Jennings wrote.
It’s likely that Democrats pushed the Russia-Gate hoax to distract from Obama’s blatant failures, Jennings claimed.
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“A legitimate question Republicans are asking is whether the potential ‘collusion’ narrative was invented to cover up the Obama administration’s failures. Two years have been spent fomenting the idea that Russia only interfered because it had a willing, colluding partner: Trump. Now that Mueller has popped that balloon, we must ask why this collusion narrative was invented in the first place,” he wrote.
“Given Obama’s record on Russia, one operating theory is that his people needed a smokescreen to obscure just how wrong they were,” he continued. “But the Mueller report makes it clear that the Russian interference failure was Obama’s alone. He was the commander-in-chief when all of this happened.”