Did the Obama administration take more action to stop Donald Trump from winning the election than it did to stop Russia from interfering in it?
That’s what former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer thinks. On Twitter he called out the Obama administration for the events that took place in the summer of 2016.
As more and more information comes out regarding who knew what and when, it appears that Fleischer may have a point. Here are just a few of the steps taken by members of the Obama administration to stop Trump.
Susan Rice, then-National Security Advisor, unmasked members of the Trump transition team.
The FBI had an information source close to the Trump campaign.
John Brennan, then-CIA director, had information about the dossier and allegedly funneled it through unofficial channels to help it get out.
James Comey, then-FBI director, may have “slow-walked” the Clinton investigation — and was convinced to publicly refer to it as a “matter” rather than an investigation — for political reasons.
Then we have Vice President Joe Biden who admitted that both he and President Obama were aware of Russia’s attempts to influence the election, yet the administration didn’t take bold action to prevent it.
One year later, investigators have come-up empty handed. The effort to prove Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russian government to steal the 2016 election is backfiring for the Democrats. What we are learning is that the bigger threat to our democracy may be coming from some in the Democratic Party and from some in our nation’s most powerful agencies.