If there is one thing that the Obama administration can be noted for, giving ‘stand down’ orders would be at the top of my list. When your leadership style is ‘Leading from Behind’, then backing down would be the order of the day. It would also be beneficial to the narrative that you are trying to create.
In this case, national security advisor Susan Rice gave the order to the National Security Agency to not go on the offense against Russian meddling in our election process. Reading between the lines, the Obama administration was very aware of Russian activities. Here is the report on this latest Stand Down Order to be revealed to the public.
As Written and Reported By Chris Enloe for The Blaze:
Despite it being the midst of the 2016 presidential election, Susan Rice, national security adviser to former President Barack Obama, ordered national security officials to “stand down” when they were planning a counterstrike to Russian meddling in the election.
The revelation was made public this week in the upcoming book “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump” by reporters Michael Isikoff and David Corn.
When it was becoming more apparent that Russian state-hackers were behind numerous cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton, John Podesta and every state’s voting database, staffers at the national security council began developing counterattacks meant to give Russia a taste of its own medicine, according to an excerpt of the book published in Mother Jones.
Two of those staffers were Michael Daniel, who was White House director of cybersecurity, and Celeste Wallander, the NSC’s top Russia analyst. They believed the only way to stop the cyberattacks was to hit back even harder.
They developed plans that were “more aggressive responses beyond anything the Obama administration or the US government had ever before contemplated in response to a cyberattack,” according to Mother Jones……
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