The former cybersecurity coordinator for Obama confirmed that he was ordered to 'stand down' on Russian meddling.
Michael Daniel confirmed to members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, that Susan Rice had ordered him and his team to stand down when it was discovered Russia was attempting to meddle in the 2016 election.
As reported by washingtonexaminer.com
Michael Daniel confirmed Wednesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice ordered him and his staff to "stand down" in 2016 in regard to Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 election.
Daniel, special assistant to former President Barack Obama and White House cybersecurity coordinator, told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that quotes attributed to him in the book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, were an "accurate rendering of the conversation" he had with Rice and his staff.
Daniel's staff reportedly responded to the order in "disbelief."
Over the past year, the Obama administration has been criticized for allegedly being aware of Russian attempts to influence the election yet primarily remaining silent on the subject.
Why was the order given to 'stand down' when it was discovered what Russia was doing? It could have been part of a bigger plan. If the administration really thought Hillary was going to win, it could have given her the opportunity to be the one to "discover" it, and given her an excuse to go to war against Russia. We all remember how much she loves Russia. If not war, it would still have given her a win immediately and plenty of leverage moving forward. If Trump won, which he did, they could have passed the blame on to him, which they have.
What do you think the motives were? Please share and let us know in the comments.