How the FBI spent election day 2016 is mind blowing

Why was the Obama run FBI monitoring the news and social networks on Election Day? Who had them searching for Fake News in the media and on the social networks? What sort of cyber threats were expected? Were they already looking for the Russian connection? What did their efforts uncover and what were the conclusions reached? Was all this a precursor for the Russian collusion story that followed? What did President Obama and Loretta Lynch know, and when did they know it? Was the FBI monitoring constitutional and just what did they do?

To turn the tables, President Trump had these tweets as reported by ABC News.

President Donald Trump said this morning that his predecessor Barack Obama “colluded or obstructed” in regards to Russian interference in the U.S. election.

“The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win and did not want to ‘rock the boat.’ He didn’t ‘choke,’ he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good,” Trump wrote in two tweets.


“The real story is that President Obama did NOTHING after being informed in August about Russian meddling. With 4 months looking at Russia…..under a magnifying glass, they have zero “tapes” of T people colluding. There is no collusion & no obstruction. I should be given apology!” he continued.

Trump did not give evidence of Obama’s alleged collusion or obstruction.


As Written By John Sexton for Hot Air:

The FBI spent election day 2016 on the lookout for actual cyber-threats, but CNN reports there were also agents assigned to monitor “fake news” on social media:

On this day, there was also a group of FBI cyber and counterintelligence analysts and investigators watching social media.

FBI analysts had identified social media user accounts behind stories, some based overseas, and the suspicion was that at least some were part of a Russian disinformation campaign, according to two sources familiar with the investigation…

The FBI would not comment for the story but one of CNN’s anonymous sources says, “We were right on the edge of Constitutional legality.” This source adds, “We were monitoring news.”

It’s not clear to me what the FBI was doing monitoring social media on election day. We’re not talking about threats against lawmakers, at least …..


FBI monitored social media for ‘fake news’ on election day – Hot Air Hot Air

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