Should President Obama have done more to stop election interference from Russia? | The Tylt

Should President Obama have done more to stop election interference from Russia?

President Obama received intelligence in August 2016 that Vladimir Putin specifically instructed hackers to damage Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in hopes of electing Donald Trump. People on both sides of the aisle are demanding to know why Obama didn't do more to prevent or punish the Russian assault on our election. Some say the administration did all they could, given the intense political circumstances, but another frankly admitted: “I feel like we sort of choked.Do you blame Obama?

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President Trump came down hard on Obama for what he characterized as a weak response to Russian hacking...

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... and accused him of sitting back and doing nothing.

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Some liberals defended the president, saying he did take some action.

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But even liberal Democrat Adam Schiff called out Obama for not doing more.

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Yes, the politics at the time were intense to navigate: Schiff says the president worried about undermining American faith in the election, as well as appearing to be intervene on Hillary Clinton's behalf. But he still thinks Obama made the wrong choice.

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Trump has gone so far as to accuse Obama of collusion with the Russians.

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Others think Obama made the right choice.

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But for those who abhorred Obama's foreign policy choices, this is more proof that he was a weak and ineffectual leader who allowed America to be pushed around.

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Politics
Should President Obama have done more to stop election interference from Russia?
A festive crown for the winner
#ObamaFailed
#DontBlameObama