New reports have surfaced stating that Obama was paying close to attention to the Russian interference with the election during the final weeks of his presidency. Back in August, the CIA sent Obama and three of his top aides a secret message.
The message detailed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plan to help Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton, and disrupt the entire election. Shortly before this, hacked Democratic National Committee e-mails were released causing embarrassing leaks for Clinton.
‘The Obama administration reportedly considered a number of responses to Putin, including cyberattacks on Russian infrastructure, releasing embarrassing intel about him and crippling sanctions.’
On Oct. 7, former President Obama went public with the information about Russian hacking into the Democratic National Committee’s e-mails. In December, he began retaliation by expelling 35 Russian diplomats and closing two Russian compounds in the U.S.
According to the Washington Post, he took an even more profound action:
‘Obama also approved a previously undisclosed covert measure that authorized planting cyber weapons in Russia’s infrastructure, the digital equivalent of bombs that could be detonated if the United States found itself in an escalating exchange with Moscow.’
However, Obama left it up to Trump’s administration to fully orchestrate the plan. Trump would need to decide whether to detonate this bomb, and penalize Putin and Russian officials for their hacking and interference in the U.S. election.
The American people know too well though that this isn’t likely to happen.
‘Democrats are uniting behind a simple message about Russian hacking during the 2016 election: Donald Trump doesn’t care.’
Trump recently tweeted this in regards to the investigation:
‘I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt.’
No one can reason with a president who becomes unhinged every time he logs into his Twitter account. Despite the fact that he has been advised to be careful about how he uses Twitter, he has decided he will do things his own way.
Clearly, President Trump isn’t detonating any high tech bombs on Russia anytime soon. The only bomb he is detonating is on the American public.
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