Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer

Macduff

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The Obama White House’s chief cyber official testified Wednesday that proposals he was developing to counter Russia’s attack on the U.S. presidential election were put on a “back burner” after he was ordered to “stand down” his efforts in the summer of 2016.
The comments by Michael Daniel, who served as White House “cyber security coordinator” between 2012 and January of last year, provided his first public confirmation of a much-discussed passage in the book, “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” co-written by this reporter and David Corn, that detailed his thwarted efforts to respond to the Russian attack.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-cy...ssian-cyberattacks-summer-2016-204935758.html

Yet again rolling over for the Russians.
 
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And here I thought Russian interference with the election was an important story.
Only if it potentially involves Trump. If Obama is outed as a total fuck up on it, then there is nothing to see here and don't expect CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, to cover it on their broadcasts with any veracity.
 
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Only if it potentially involves Trump. If Obama is outed as a total fuck up on it, then there is nothing to see here and don't expect CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, to cover it on their broadcasts with any veracity.
"If"?
 
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Instead, Obama officials chose another course of action after becoming frustrated that Republican leaders on Capitol Hill would not endorse a bipartisan statement condemning Russian interference and fearful that any unilateral action by them would feed then candidate Donald Trump’s claims that the election was rigged. They chose a private “stern” warning by Obama to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in China in early September 2016 to stop his country’s campaign to disrupt the U.S. election.

Obama officials were also worried that a vigorous cyber response along the lines Daniel had proposed could escalate into a full scale cyber war. And, they have since argued, they believed that the president’s warning had some impact, noting — as Daniel did in his testimony — that they saw some tamping down in Russian probing of state election data systems after Obama’s private talk with Putin.
If you actually read articles instead of just titles and adding your dumb one liner, you would see there was a reasonable explanation of what happened. We know the right wing hacks would have whine about how Obama was trying to steal the election.
 
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If you actually read articles instead of just titles and adding your dumb one liner, you would see there was a reasonable expectation of what happened. We know the right wing hacks would have whine about how Obama was trying to steal the election.
Right. The reasonable course of whining about Republicans instead of doing his fucking job and defending the country.
 
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