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What if obama did nothing about Russia because it was the ruse to frame Trump?
Flopping Aces ^ | 05-22-18 | DrJohn

Posted on 05/22/2018 5:50:05 PM PDT by Starman417

Part 1: George Papadopoulos and Josef Mifsud


It's been rattling around my head for a long time. Why was there no action? Why didn't obama do something?

barack obama was warned about Russian meddling in 2014.

The Obama administration received multiple warnings from national security officials between 2014 and 2016 that the Kremlin was ramping up its intelligence operations and building disinformation networks it could use to disrupt the U.S. political system, according to more than half a dozen current and former officials.

As early as 2014, the administration received a report that quoted a well-connected Russian source as saying that the Kremlin was building a disinformation arm that could be used to interfere in Western democracies. The report, according to an official familiar with it, included a quote from theRussian source telling U.S. officials in Moscow, "You have no idea how extensive these networks are in Europe ... and in the U.S., Russia has penetrated media organizations, lobbying firms, political parties, governments and militaries in all of these places."

That report was circulated among the National Security Council, intelligence agencies and the State Department via secure email and cable in the spring of 2014 as part of a larger assessment of Russian intentions in Ukraine, the official said.

There was no explicit warning of a threat to U.S. elections, but the official said some diplomats and national security officials in Moscow felt the administration was too quick to dismiss the possibility that the Kremlin incursions could reach the United States.

The meddling could have been stopped:
A former Obama White House official says the US government could have thwarted a Russian troll group's attempts to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election.

The Kremlin-linked troll group, known as the Internet Research Agency, was charged last month by special counsel Robert Mueller. Brett Bruen, who served as the White House director of global engagement from 2013 to 2015, said he warned colleagues on President Barack Obama's National Security Council in 2014 that America would be targeted by Russian trolls. His warnings came after he saw how the Russians used the same methods -- social media meddling and propaganda -- to sow discord during Ukraine's election in 2014.

The goal of the plot?
By the time Bruen had made his proposal to the National Security Council, the Internet Research Agency's plans to meddle in American life through social media were well underway. According to Mueller's indictment, in the spring of 2014, the agency, which was run by a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, had set up a group that would use social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to target the 2016 US presidential election.

The stated goal: Spread "distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general."

But it wasn't stopped. It wasn't taken seriously:
But even by October 2016, a month before the election, the US government did not appear to take the threat seriously. "We fully recognized Russians were using social media. We believed their use of it was largely based on trolls and probing acts to get information. At that point, we didn't really see it as a calculated and willful effort to use social media to communicate with groups and do a call for action," a highly placed intelligence source told CNN.
Of course, it was expected that hillary would win. There was no way she could lose. The excuse for not doing anything?
The Obama administration feared that acknowledging Russian meddling in the 2016 election would reveal too much about intelligence gathering and be interpreted as "taking sides" in the race, the former secretary of homeland security said Wednesday.
But what if it was more than that? democrats scream on a daily basis that the Russians were "hacking" the election and wanted Trump to win. They scream collusion day after day without a shred of evidence while obama knew the Russians were attempting to meddle but seemed not to regard protecting the vote as something important. It's almost as if he wanted the issue to live on.

What if he let it live on in order to frame a candidate? What if he ordered someone to direct Josef Mifsud and Stefan Halper to seed George Papadopoulos with gossip about hillary's emails, asked Alexander Downer to fortuitously "bump into" Papadopoulos and ask him about the emails and nail young George in a perjury trap and then try to suborn perjury from George to use against Trump?

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1 posted on 05/22/2018 5:50:06 PM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

Few seriously thought Trump could win. This was their backup Plan in case the Unthinkable happen. It went into overdrive after Election Day 2016.

2 posted on 05/22/2018 5:58:01 PM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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The stated goal: Spread "distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general."

Outrageous! That's the job of the candidates themselves!

3 posted on 05/22/2018 6:02:25 PM PDT by glorgau
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I remembered when Trump stated that someone wiretapped him. The media went crazy for about six months. Turns out Trump was essentially right but no one has offered an apology for all the smears they stated against him.

I suspect Trump will be right about this as well.

4 posted on 05/22/2018 6:32:47 PM PDT by HarleyD ("There are very few shades of grey."-Dr. Eckleburg)
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To: rbg81

Why was there no action? Why didn’t obama do something?

Obama to Medved, “I will have more flexibiility since it’s my last election.”

Why would Obama (socialist, communist) want to stop anything Russia did?????

5 posted on 05/22/2018 6:46:30 PM PDT by taterjay
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What Do You Mean, He Did Nothing?!
He told them to "cut it out".
I'm sure he ran it past John Kerry and Valarie Jarret but, by gosh, he put Ivan in his place!
6 posted on 05/22/2018 6:48:45 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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Of course it was all to frame Trump.

If there is any real substance at all underlying these “Russia” stories, and if Clapper, the FBI, and the CIA had wanted to protect our elections, they could simply have warned Candidate/President Trump. That was not the point though. This was a trap from the start, a final insurance policy in case they needed an excuse - a backup plan. This was about a Deep State coup against the lawfully elected President of the United States in the “unlikely” event that the unthinkable happened and their chosen insiders lost.

7 posted on 05/23/2018 2:50:05 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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