Sunday, July 15, 2018

Russian Roulette: Putin Defeated Obama, Not Hillary, In 2016

The horde of crybabies on the Left are demanding President Trump cancel his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki after Friday’s indictment of twelve Russian military officers for interfering in the 2016 Presidential Election.

“President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russia takes demonstrable and transparent steps to prove that they won’t interfere in future elections,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.  “Glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy.”

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s lengthy indictment makes the Russian president’s denials that his government wasn’t connected to the interference preposterous.

In February of this year Mueller indicted 13 Russians and 3 Russian companies, accusing them of conspiring to interfere with “US political and electoral processes, including the Presidential Election of 2016.”

Mueller has mastered the art of indicting Russians over whom he has ZERO jurisdiction.

According to the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, “Perhaps not surprisingly given the tenor of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the United States and Russia do not have an extradition treaty. In addition, Russia is one of the countries that will not extradite its own citizens. So, assuming that the 12 defendants charged in Mueller’s recent indictment remain in Russia, there is no possibility that they will be extradited to the United States.”

In the unlikely event the accused were to appear in court, their legal counsel would demand to examine the Democrat National Committee’s servers.  They’re not going to show up, of course, so there will be no challenge to the allegations, no demand to see the evidence and no legal embarrassment for Mueller’s “13 angry Democrats” responsible for the Trump/Russia probe.

That’s a neat little trick isn’t it?

Around noon on the same day Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments, CNN’s Jake Tapper told former Obama Administration National Security Council official Samantha Vinograd, “I have to say, and it’s unfair I suppose to hold you responsible for the entire Obama Administration, but you read this indictment and you think, boy, they really kind of missed the ball on this.” 

“I mean, yes, they issued that report, but President Obama said he told Putin to cut it out or knock it off, it wasn’t particularly strong and then there was all this hesitation about warning the American people for fear of looking partisan.  In retrospect, doesn’t it seem to you that perhaps the Obama Administration was at least to a degree asleep at the switch?”

“Well, I’m not here to be an apologist for the Obama administration,” Vinograd replied. “I was gone when this happened.”

In June of this year, Michael Daniel, The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer’s Cybersecurity Czar testified under oath before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that a “stand down” order that was politically motivated had been issued almost simultaneously with the launch of the investigation into the possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

Following Daniel’s testimony, Michael Isikoff, who formerly worked for NBC News and Newsweek before joining Yahoo! News as Chief Investigative Correspondent, reported on the revelation writing (and as an acolyte of the messiah it must have pained him), “The view that the Obama Administration failed to adequately piece together intelligence about the Russian campaign and develop a forceful response has clearly gained traction with the Intelligence Committee. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA),  the ranking Democrat on the panel, said in an opening statement that ‘we were caught flat-footed at the outset and our collective response was inadequate to meet Russia’s escalation.’”

“That conclusion was reinforced Wednesday by another witness, Victoria Nuland, who served as Assistant Secretary of State for Europe during the Obama Administration. She told the panel that she had been briefed as early as December 2015 about the hacking of the Democratic National Committee—long before senior DNC officials were aware of it—and that the intrusion had all the hallmarks of a Russian operation.”

Isikoff continues, “As intelligence came in during the late spring and early summer of that year about the Russian attack, Daniel instructed his staff on the National Security Council to begin developing options for aggressive countermeasures to deter the Kremlin’s efforts, including mounting U.S. ‘denial of service’ attacks on Russian news sites and other actions targeting Russian cyber actors.”

The report goes on to say, “One of Daniel’s staff members, Daniel Prieto, recounted a staff meeting shortly after the cyber coordinator was ordered by Susan Rice, President Obama’s National Security Adviser, to stop his efforts and ‘stand down’. This order was, in part, because Rice feared the options would leak and ‘box [Obama] in.”

Victoria Nuland, Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. also revealed, in response to questions by Sen. Susan Collins, (R-ME), another previously unpublicized dimension to the Russian attack. That summer, Collins said, FBI officials advised the Committee that Russian diplomats were traveling around the country in areas they were not—under diplomatic protocols─permitted to visit, apparently to collect intelligence. Asked by Collins if she believed this was part of the Russian so-called active measures attack on the election, Nuland responded, “I do. It’s fair to say that all of us in the process assumed what was done in December and January would be a starting point for what the incoming Administration would then build on.”

And we all know unequivocally who they were cocksure would ascend to the presidency.
UPDATE:  Welcome readers of Bad Blue Uncensored News.  We are grateful to Doug Ross for linking to this post. 

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