Obama Cyber Chief Testifies He Received ‘Stand Down’ Order Over Russian Cyberattacks In 2016

Democrats have been screaming about Russia since the election. Will they focus their anger on the Obama administration now that we know they deliberately ignored cyber threats from Russia?

Yahoo News reports:

Obama cyber chief confirms ‘stand down’ order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016

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The Obama White House’s chief cyber official testified Wednesday that proposals he was developing to counter Russia’s attack on the U.S. presidential election were put on a “back burner” after he was ordered to “stand down” his efforts in the summer of 2016.

The comments by Michael Daniel, who served as White House “cyber security coordinator” between 2012 and January of last year, provided his first public confirmation of a much-discussed passage in the book, “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” co-written by this reporter and David Corn, that detailed his thwarted efforts to respond to the Russian attack.

They came during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing into how the Obama administration dealt with Russian cyber and information warfare attacks in 2016, an issue that has become one of the more politically sensitive subjects in the panel’s ongoing investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election and any links to the Trump campaign.

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.

The liberal media will probably ignore this because it doesn’t fit the preferred narrative.

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