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CNN Op-Ed Admits “Mueller’s Report Looks Bad For Obama”

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With Congressional Democrats tantruming over redactions, presidential candidates out-virtue-signalling one another in denigration of Trump (for what it is unclear) calling for impeachment (again, for what is unclear) and the liberal media desperate for a distraction from the embarrassment of their two-year harassment in lieu of the main headline – “no collusion, no obstruction;” few if any among the mainstream have noticed (or mentioned) one tiny little detail in the Mueller Report… the ‘confirmed’ interference by Russia in the 2016 US Election took place – knowingly – under President Obama’s watch.

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But amid all this sound and fury, something odd happened. The ‘powers-that-be’ at CNN – ground zero for the Trump’s-a-traitorous-Putin-Puppet propaganda – have allowed the publication of an op-ed amid their hallowed pages that casts blame at the anointed one.  CNN contributor Scott Jennings – soon to be exiled from every social media platform we suspect – dared to point out that the Mueller report looks bad for Obama.

The partisan warfare over the Mueller report will rage, but one thing cannot be denied: Former President Barack Obama looks just plain bad. On his watch, the Russians meddled in our democracy while his administration did nothing about it.

The Mueller report flatly states that Russia began interfering in American democracy in 2014. Over the next couple of years, the effort blossomed into a robust attempt to interfere in our 2016 presidential election. The Obama administration knew this was going on and yet did nothing. In 2016, Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice told her staff to “stand down” and “knock it off” as they drew up plans to “strike back” against the Russians, according to an account from Michael Isikoff and David Corn in their book “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump”.

Is this some kind of penance on this holy weekend for CNN’s past sins of omission? Perhaps. But Jennings then asked the hard question: Why did Obama go soft on Russia?

My opinion is that it was because he was singularly focused on the nuclear deal with Iran. Obama wanted Putin in the deal, and to stand up to him on election interference would have, in Obama’s estimation, upset that negotiation. This turned out to be a disastrous policy decision.

Obama’s supporters claim he did stand up to Russia by deploying sanctions after the election to punish them for their actions. But, Obama, according to the Washington Post, “approved a modest package… with economic sanctions so narrowly targeted that even those who helped design them describe their impact as largely symbolic.” In other words, a toothless response to a serious incursion.

But don’t just take my word for it that Obama failed. Congressman Adam Schiff, who disgraced himself in this process by claiming collusion when Mueller found that none exists, once said that “the Obama administration should have done a lot more.” The Washington Post reported that a senior Obama administration official said they “sort of choked” in failing to stop the Russian government’s brazen activities. And Obama’s ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, said, “The punishment did not fit the crime” about the weak sanctions rolled out after the 2016 election.

A legitimate question Republicans are asking is whether the potential “collusion” narrative was invented to cover up the Obama administration’s failures. Two years have been spent fomenting the idea that Russia only interfered because it had a willing, colluding partner: Trump. Now that Mueller has popped that balloon, we must ask why this collusion narrative was invented in the first place.

Given Obama’s record on Russia, one operating theory is that his people needed a smokescreen to obscure just how wrong they were. They’ve blamed Trump. They’ve even blamed Mitch McConnell, in some twisted attempt to deflect blame to another branch of government. Joe Biden once claimed McConnellrefused to sign a letter condemning the Russians during the 2016 election. But McConnell’s office counters that the White House asked him to sign a letter urging state electors to accept federal help in securing local elections — and he did. You can read it here.

I guess if I had failed to stop Russia from marching into Crimea, making a mess in Syria, and hacking our democracy I’d be looking to blame someone else, too.

But the Mueller report makes it clear that the Russian interference failure was Obama’s alone. He was the commander-in-chief when all of this happened. In 2010, he and Eric Holder, his Attorney General, declined to prosecute Julian Assange, who then went on to help Russia hack the Democratic National Committee’s emails in 2016. He arguably chose to prioritize his relationship with Putin vis-à-vis Iran over pushing back against Russian election interference that had been going on for at least two years.

If you consider Russian election interference a crisis for our democracy, then you cannot read the Mueller report, adding it to the available public evidence, and conclude anything other than Barack Obama spectacularly failed America. Subsequent investigations of this matter should explore how and why Obama’s White House failed, and whether they invented the collusion narrative to cover up those failures.

As President Trump just commented, this hoax was “…a big, fat, waste of time, energy and money – $30,000,000 to be exact.”

“It is now finally time to turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed very serious crimes, perhaps even Spying or Treason.

This should never happen again!”

The question is – will CNN follow this ‘racist’ op-ed with some real journalism on who knew what, when and how this farce started? (We will not be holding our breath).

via zerohedge

38 COMMENTS

  1. Obama was and is the typical Chicago thug. One of if not the worst President this country ever had the most corrupt, dishonest administrations ever. Thank god Thrump is doing his best to save the Republic

    • Amen, John. Obama has been the most destructive, evil, American destroying president in my lifetime and I’m no spring chicken. Some other presidents have had questionable sex lives but….they were not anti-American. Obama may not have sexual problems but was totally anti-American from the get go. Hated everything this country stands for. One dangerous man. He may be suave and soft spoken, but there is definitely no love for this country. He is probably only sorry that he didn’t totally destroy us during his 8 years and it is probably killing him that Trump has been so so successful in helping this country continue to be great.

      • Said so aptly and so superbly. Obama was always too smooth by half. Constructed narrative about his sketchy background; no college records and shady birth records. Then upon becoming president, travels the world, apologizing to Muslims in the Middle East for American behavior in the past – even though the U.S. had liberated more Muslims than all Muslim countries had themselves combined – and shockingly BOWING to Arab kings and sheiks. In Europe, he blamed America for having been “dismissive” as an ally of Europe’s and apologized for our behavior – when they should be THANKING US for the fact that they don’t all have to speak German or Russian now. Then, he cast his lot with Putin to gain favor with Iran and Syria and to enter into the worst treaty/agreement ever, with Iran or anyone else, for his foreign policy “legacy”. The most anti-American president ever, and a total fraud perpetuated by the Left and the Mainstream Media.

    • Expressed very well in just a few words. Obama will be crowned a very corrupt creature. (aka) LIAR IN CHIEF, and also KING NARCISSIST.

    • John Obama isn’t from Chicago he’s from Lamu, Kenya cause there’s a video of him admitting that he’s not from the U.S. and he says i’m actually from Kenya or was born in Kenya on either YouTube

    • I don’t think Russia had anything to do with changing one vote in the 2016 election. If they had, I believe it would have been to help Hillary.
      Putin knew he could not buy Trump, but Hillary would have sold him the White House for enough money. Oh, but that would have been after her and Bill stole all the furniture they wanted, just like they did when they left the White House.
      They were made to pay for part of it and return the rest. Anybody else would have been put in jail for stealing government property.
      If Russia did help get President Trump elected, and I don’t believe they did, Thank you, Mr. Putin for helping to give us the best President this country has ever had, instead of the most corrupt, lying, crooked person ever running for the office.
      Thank you again, Mr. Putin. The American people will forever be in your debt.

  2. Just like everything this man did for 8 years be a pussy and also protected the terrorist by not going after them aggressively like Trump has done and then you have to listen to all this people in the media and through the country accusing this president of treason and collusion ,Obama and Hillary both were very close to Putin for a long time because they both were making money behind the American people back and some have the guts to say that Obama was one of the best president this country has seen, please the onlything this guy was good at was taking a lot of vaactions with his hole entire family, play golf and sell the country to the enemy and the end result coming out a modest property in tn a Chicago suburb to a millionary mansion in washinton and we all paid for that.🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  3. Obama should have been impeached and jailed for what he did. The Democrats are now all showing their asses by their behavior and total disregard for the results of Mueller’s investigation!

  4. What reason has been given that Putin would prefer Trump to Hillary? The Russians had a good relation with her, knew she could be bought (she had been). They had heavily invested in Hillary already. The opinion has been voiced that it was Putin’s intent to disrupt and throw into doubt the American Presidential election. Given that, it would serve no purpose for them to work in support of Hillary who was generally anticipated to be a guaranteed winner. They did work in support of Bernie the Commie, and it may reasonably be judged that his competition did cause some disruption – helped a lot by the underhanded actions of the DNC which alienated some potential Democrat voters.

  5. You are all a bunch of real a**holes for now deciding to blame Obama. Funny how the Mueller report yesterday was all fake – now that you have a new person to blame, the Mueller report is suddenly all “real”!! You folks can’t make up your minds. I don’t think there is a true American among you.

    • Can’t Understand Normal Thinking, Nancy. It’s called follow the evidence and the former White House used quite a bit of resources to go after our current president.

    • LMAO, except no one yesterday said it was all fake. The investigation itself was based on fake assertions, but Muellar’s report is not fake. It’s the report that blames Hussein Ovomit. If you’d have kept quiet the whole world wouldn’t know how stupid you are.

    • He haven’t NOW decided anything – We’ve known all along. You ass-hats have spent all your time defending a former President’s decision to laugh at the idea that the election was rigged (in fact, told Trump to quit whining), and then, surprise, makes one of his final actions the start of a Russia,Russia,Russia charge that he’d been sitting on for years. And used it to frame a political opponent.
      You’ve supported a corrupt sell-out – And the report you’ve been screaming Trump was obstructing doesn’t fit the narrative, so off the deep mend you go again.
      This country is sick and tired of the pathetic far-left liberal ideology Obama pandered to; which has brought us political correctness gone haywire, the worst race relations after a supposedly “unifying” Pres who apparently forgot he’s half white, $150Billion payout to terrorists, world apology tours, spying on citizens based on political affiliations, $10Trillion more in debt, an open invite to the radical far-Left whose members are dangerous political hacks now in government positions, a ridiculous healthcare scam pushed on, in the words of the architect, “stupid Americans that don’t know any better”, and a slap in the face to the military… Oh, and a really nice library commemorating all this fine work, not too far from his backyard that saw skyrocketing murders as he sat back and stoked race wars and cast blame on anything that was white, especially if it was in blue (or did you forget that?)
      Yeah, sure… he deserves to be commended, clearly as much as his buddy Putin.

    • I agree, Nancy. The report clearly shows criminal conduct by Trump, with no final conclusion because he can’t be indicted while in office. It also shows the Trump campaign cozying up to and pandering to the Russians in the most despicable way. I personally feel betrayed by the President and his gang.

  6. UNDER THE ONIGGA ADMINISTRATION PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT KILLERY MADE A DEAL THAT PLACED ALL AMERICANS IN DANGER , THE URANIUM DEAL! BITCH SOLD US OUT, BECAUSE OF THAT DEAL NORTH KOREA AS WELL AS IRAN HAS GOTTEN ACCESS TO THAT URANIUM AND ARE SETTING ITS SITES ON US.
    THANKS A BUNCH YOU WORTHLESS PIECES OF SHI$ IT WAS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY AND POSSIBLE POWER. GLAD AND GREATFUL TRUMP WON

  7. Obama was a perfect example of the reason the Founding Fathers wanted a “natural born citizen” in the presidency, someone whose natural allegiance was only to the United States, not some other nation. The Constitution requires Senators and Representatives to be “citizens” and meet age and residence requirements, but the President must be a “natural born citizen” and meet age and residence requirements. One may be a “citizen” through birth on U.S. soil (but there are exceptions), through birth anywhere to at least one citizen parent or through naturalization, but a “natural born citizen” is one who is born on U.S. soil to a citizen father and a citizen mother. Barack may have been born in Hawaii and his mother was a U.S.citizen, but his Kenyan, British subject father was NOT a citizen or even a legal resident of the U.S. He was simply a foreign student going to college in the U.S. on a student visa, with NO love for or allegiance to the U.S.! Barack was born with dual U.S. and British citizenship. He should never have been allowed to run for president, much less be elected, twice! It seems that the Republicans decided that they didn’t want to spoil the chances of their own “rising stars”, who also were not “natural born citizens”, like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal, who all ran for the R nomination in 2016. Trump beat them all. Now, the Dems are allowing two more (so far) candidates who are not natural born citizens, to run for the D nomination, Kamala Harris and Tulsi Gabbard. Kamala was born in Oakland, CA in 1964. Her mother was from India and came here in 1960. Her Jamaican father came here in 1961. They had not lived here long enough to have become citizens, so Kamala’s only claim to citizenship is the 14th Amendment, which does not and cannot make anyone a natural born citizen. Tulsi was born to two citizen parents but was born out of the U.S. on American Samoa. It is an unorganized, unincorporated territory that does NOT grant U.S. citizenship to children born there, so she has only two points of the three required. Nikki Haley has the same problem Rubio and Jindal have, birth here to parents who were foreign nationals, not citizens. Cruz’s birth in Canada and non-citizen father made him ineligible. ALL three must be of the U.S., place of birth, citizenship of the father and citizenship of the mother for the child to be a natural born citizen. Even Pres. Trump’s children, 4 out of the 5, all 5 born in NY, are not eligible, because Don, Jr., Ivanka and Eric were born before their mother Ivana became a citizen and Barron was born before Melania became a citizen. We MUST abide by the Constitution and all candidates be fully vetted for constitutional eligibility, no matter which party or “how good” a candidate might be.

  8. This country MUST move on From Obama, We know he was ineligable to become President, We know he was born in Kenya, We understand it. but, If we are to hold him to his Kenyan State, then we must erase every order and every piece of legislation the POS signed into law. That would be disastrous to the nation which is why i believe our Great President Trump dropped the ball on it. He is here to preserve our Nation after Obama tried and almost succeeded to destroy it.

  9. I would like nothing more than to see Obama in a orange jump suit and handcuffs. That will never happen and jail is one place he will never go. There are two reasons Congress would block any kind of investigation on Obama:

    The most obvious one is that who ever starts it would be accused of racist motivation. No one wants that.

    The other reason is that Obama is above the law. The politicians in Congress on both sides of the aisle can’t afford to let anything happen. If he goes down, he will take Hillary with him. They both know whose closets have skeletons. As a result, a boat load of people along with many members of Congress, on both sides of the aisle, could go down with them.

    The only people that will be prosecuted will be the scapegoats forced to take the rap for him. He will continue to be above the law and will keep thumbing his nose at all of us. I would be pleasantly surprised to see him in a orange jump suit and handcuffs. Not going to happen. Greg Craig, former White House Council under Obama, is now facing serious charges concerning his time with Obama. Makes me wonder if Craig could be one of those scapegoats. We will see.

    • Don’t you think a much better question is, why DID he allow it? I mean seriously, a chimp knows 8 Million reasons($$$) why uranium WOULD be transferred to Russia.
      Or we can just leave it to the Justice Dept., hopefully.

  10. You can tell that Obama’s corruption ship is about to dock. Attacks on Trump are ramping up to direct attention away from his cronies and what the Mueller investigation exposed. Eric Holder just came out with one of his gems. He stated that, “any competent attorney could prove obstruction” in Trump’s case. Really???? That statement sounds eerily familiar to the one James Comey made in explaining to the American public that “no reasonable attorney would make a case against Hillary Clinton” or something to that affect. Well, now we know he did his very best so not even a seasoned 100% prosecution rate attorney could make a case against Hillary. Even the Communist rag New York Times said that the report will likely direct attention on the Steele Dossier…………really? Oh man, now that’s some top notch reporting, since that document was the primary content for the FISA warrants and the murky dates that the FBI has stated as to when the investigation began. So there sits Mr. “no scandal” Obama squarely in the middle of a process that legal experts state could not have been initiated until authorized at the highest levels of the DOJ and the White House. Soooo, now the ones who have been pointing their finger at Trump and those around him are now finding out that in doing so, there are at least three fingers point back at them.

  11. It’s sad that the only possible reason the left can see for criticism of former President Obama being racism. He did very many things that were questionable at best. Often, criticism is appropriate without any motivation beyond being a concerned American voter!

  12. Obama’s philosophy was clearly on of “destroy the colonial empires”. Sadly he failed to study history, American rejected colonialism in the revolutionary war. A constitutional republic was created and has stood tall and proud even through Obama’s attempts to destroy her. Silver tonged devil suits Obama quite well. What a disgrace.

  13. ODUMASS is ODUMASS just like all his pals. Ignorance is curable stupidity is forever. So keep on voting for all his pals.

  14. I did not vote for Obama or Clinton , only voted when Trump came along because the others were dark figures of corruption. Yes Trump is no angel but he does love America and he is what we needed to get America back on track. As my Father use to say men are no angels and you have to forgive them if you want to be with them. Obama was not an American. He was a poser and devil in a nice package– smooth and charming to people. I could see through him, but I could not do anything about him. Clinton has been crooked ever since she and her husband started in politics. Just hope it’s not to late to save America from all the damage the Democrats have done to America.

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