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Jake Tapper on Russian Hacking: ‘Isn’t This All a Huge Failure of the Obama Administration?’

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 14:30
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Finally someone asked the real question…isn’t the Russian hacking scandal a result of Obama dropping the ball?

Guest Post by Philip Hodges

Though he didn’t cast the entire blame on the Obama administration – considering that it was Russia who supposedly hacked into the DNC’s and John Podesta’s emails. But since the whole ordeal happened “under his watch,” CNN’s Jake Tapper suggested that the Obama administration is largely to blame “in terms of cyber-security and foreign relations.”

Tapper put the question before Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) who responded that “it’s easy to cast blame.”

“In our country,” she said, “I don’t think we were ready to think that a major nation like Russia would get into this kind of mess with our own country.”

I think it would be naive to think that this hasn’t been going on for a long time – assuming that the Intelligence Community are being sincere in their assessments, and I admit that’s going out on a limb. Both Russia and China (and the U.S., as well as many others) have been involved in cyberattacks in other countries. But the Democrats are acting like this is the first time another country has ever done something like this to us.

It was ABC News’ Jon Karl who brought up that China had hacked into the Office of Personnel Management in 2015 and had stolen the identities of over 20 million government workers. Yet, there was no response whatsoever from the White House.

That hacking was by far worse than anything the Russian allegedly did. The Democrats are just upset, because Hillary Clinton didn’t win.

Senator Klobuchar was quick to get back to the talking point: “Do I wish we had done things differently? Yes. Do I wish we had responded more quickly? Yes. But my question now is, how do we work together across the aisle to respond more quickly?”

Cross-Posted from Eagle Rising

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