The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration. Why didn’t they do something about it, especially when it was reported that President Obama was informed by the FBI in September, before the Election?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2018
So this is the tweet that Trump sent out early today attempting to deflect blame for the Russian hacking back onto the Obama Administration.
However, the reason that President Obama could not do more about the hacking has already been well documented.
Courtesy of Politico:
Joe Biden said Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped the Obama administration from speaking out about Russian interference in the 2016 campaign by refusing to sign on to a bipartisan statement of condemnation.
Biden said he and former President Barack Obama worried that without a united front of bipartisanship, speaking out before the election would undermine the legitimacy of the election and American institutions in a way that would play into the Russians’ larger ambitions.
“Can you imagine if the president called a press conference in October, with this fella, Bannon, and company, and said, ‘Tell you what: Russians are trying to interfere in our elections and we have to do something about it,’” Biden said. “What do you think would have happened? Would things have gotten better, or would it further look like we were trying to delegitimize the electoral process, because of our opponent?”
At that time Trump was already suggesting that the voting was being rigged, so if Obama and the Democrats had come out and said that the Russians were interfering it would have played right into Trump’s hands.
President Obama was really left with no good choices, the Republicans saw to that.
Also, keep in mind that the Russians were hacking and then disseminating the stolen information to get Donald Trump elected.
So no, it was not President Obama’s fault.
We are where we are today, because of the cooperation between the Russians, Mitch McConnell, the Republican party, and the Trump campaign.
And every day we find new facts which prove that to be true.