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Monday, January 9, 2017

SCI Out Front: Others Noticing Obama Inaction on Russian Cyberattacks

Barack Obama on Jan. 4, 2017.
Photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith.
SCI published an analysis on Dec. 16 that explored whether President Obama allowed Russian cyberattacks against the 2016 presidential election campaign to occur in order to serve as a way to undermine a potential Donald Trump victory. Others in the media and government are starting to question Obama’s lack of response to these Russian cyberattacks as well.

In, “Did Obama Work with Putin to Discredit Trump’s Election?” SCI produced a lengthy analysis that documented how Obama knew since he became president that Russia and other foreign nations conduct cyberattacks against the United States. Yet during his entire presidency, Obama did little to nothing in response to these threats.

Ultimately, if the U.S. is going to give into the Obama, Democrat, and media accusation that Russia might have won the election for Trump and we now must have endless investigations into it, then there definitely should be investigations into if Obama worked with Vladimir Putin and Russia to allow Russia to conduct cyberattacks on the U.S. presidential election as a contingency plan to undermine a Trump presidency in the event of a Hillary loss.

Weeks later and others commented on Obama’s inaction.

Breitbart published James Zumwalt’s, “Obama’s Russian Hacking Shell Game,” on Dec. 30.

This raises a strong concern that perhaps, having overseen one of the worst political upsets in history and with his party clinging to a minority in both the House and Senate, Obama seeks to deflect blame. In an effort to salvage his legacy, it would not be surprising for Obama to seek to place responsibility for the Republican victory upon alleged Russian hackers rather than where such responsibility firmly lies—the Democratic Party he led. 
Both during and after the presidential election, Obama has opted to play a shell game with alleged Russian hacking interference, refusing to play it up when a perceived Democratic win seemed inevitable, only turning to it afterwards to try to explain why it failed to happen.

And on Dec. 29, Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued a statement regarding Obama’s response to Russian cyberattacks.

The House Intelligence Committee has been urging President Obama for years to take strong action to deter Russia’s worldwide aggression, including its cyber-hacking operations. Now, with just a few weeks left in office, the President has suddenly decided that some stronger measures are indeed warranted. This kind of indecision and delay helps to explain why now, at the end of Obama’s eight-year presidency, America’s influence has collapsed among both our allies and our enemies.

Obama, the Democrats, and the media’s curious lack of interest in Russian cyberattacks and other aggression until the Democrats lost the 2016 presidential election is a subject that deserves further examination.

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