“no evidence that Donald Trump collaborated behind the scenes with Putin or the Russians”
Anonymous sources and leaks have fueled an unhinged quest to flip the Electoral College against Trump.
The narrative has been, depending on which rant you are reading at the moment, that Russia “hacked the election,” was unfair because it didn’t also release RNC emails, Trump is a really bad hombre who must be stopped at all costs, etc.
But tonight the anonymous narrative took a new turn.
The Obama administration didn’t respond more forcefully to Russian hacking before the presidential election because they didn’t want to appear to be interfering in the election and they thought that Hillary Clinton was going to win and a potential cyber war with Russia wasn’t worth it, multiple high-level government officials told NBC News.
“They thought she was going to win, so they were willing to kick the can down the road,” said one U.S official familiar with the level of Russian hacking.
The administration did take action in response to the hack prior to the election. In September, President Obama privately confronted Vladimir Putin about the hacks at the G-20 summit in China. He warned the Russian President of unspecified consequences if the hacks continued….
“I think it is a legitimate question and I think given the stakes at the national level the question deserves an answer,” said ret. Adm. James Stavridis when asked by NBC News about the level of the administration’s response. “In retrospect it certainly seems as though it was a mistake not to call the Russians sooner and respond to them in a very forceful way.”…
Intelligence sources emphasize to NBC News that there is no evidence that Donald Trump collaborated behind the scenes with Putin or the Russians.
WATCH: Intel sources explain why Obama admin. didn't act further on Russian hacking before US pres. election. https://t.co/iWUzgCTuuQ
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) December 15, 2016
That new anonymous twist won’t stop the foaming at the mouth, because none of this is about hacking, it’s about Trump winning.DONATE
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