With all the discussion around Russia, why is MSNBC now divulging this about Obama?

As it turns out, Obama underestimated the Russian threat.

MSNBC agreed.

The excerpt below is from another interview: You’ll have to go here to see the clip.

Chris Jansing set up the interview as follows:

And we begin with a new sweeping piece in the Washington Post that looks at how the U.S. underestimated cyber threats from Russia, finding inaction to be the most consistent policy. Early warning signs of a growing Russian disinformation threat included a 2005 launch of RT. The Kremlin funded TV network,

But the real wake-up call came in 2014 when the Russians annexed Crimea, backing separatists in eastern Ukraine. An intercepted Russian military intelligence report dated February, 2014, documented how Moscow created fake personas to spread disinformation on social media to support its broader military campaign. In the White House situation Room in the spring of 2014, aides pitched President Obama on creating several global channels in Russia, mandarin and other languages, that would compete with RT.

The proposed American versions would mix entertainment with news programming and pro-Western propaganda. But President Obama brushed aside the idea as politically impractical. After the 2016 election, officials briefly considered rushing out a new order that for the first time since the collapse of the soviet union would authorize sweeping covert operations against Russia. But they opted against such a far reaching approach, and instead made use of an existing presidential finding designed to combat cyber threats around the world, rather than specifically Russia.

Obama signed a separate order that gave the CIA the authority to plan operations against Russia.

Ironically, the media began questioning Obama on Russia due to the Democrats.

Their insistence on investigating President Trump’s ties to Russia caused the spotlight to shine on the Democrats themselves. 

Back in January of this year Obama claimed to the Washington Post to have addressed Russia’s cyber strategy:

President Barack Obama said in an interview that he did not misjudge the potential threats of Vladimir Putin, despite the U.S. intelligence report that the Russian president personally ordered an “influence campaign” to meddle in the U.S. presidential elections.

“I don’t think I underestimated him,” Obama told ABC News’s “This Week,” according to a transcript of the interview airing Sunday, “but I think that I underestimated the degree to which, in this new information age, it is possible for misinformation, for cyberhacking and so forth, to have an impact on our open societies, our open systems, to insinuate themselves into our democratic practices in ways that I think are accelerating.”

It’s clear that yet again Obama was as delusional as he was ineffective as president.


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