Obama Knew in 2014 About Russian Attempts to Meddle in U.S. Elections | Aug 15, 2017

POTUS Trump Rips Obama Over Report He Knew of Russian Threat in 2014

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“Yesterday, The Gateway Pundit reported that the Obama administration knew Russia attempted to meddle in the ‘U.S. political system,’ but refused to act over retaliation fears. On Tuesday, President Trump ripped his predecessor’s timidness in dealing with the alleged threat.

FOX News reports:

President Trump sought to turn the tables on the Obama administration Tuesday morning on the heels of a report saying they received “multiple warnings” as far back as 2014 about the Moscow meddling threat, suggesting his predecessor kept it under wraps because “he didn’t want to anger Russia.”

“According to report just out, President Obama knew about Russian interference 3 years ago but he didn’t want to anger Russia!” Trump tweeted.

The previous administration drew various ‘red lines’ and issued strongly worded threats – yet still, our enemies moved onward. A new report by POLITICO says the Obama administration refused to respond to alleged Russian interference because it feared retaliation.

Hillary says she will accept the outcome of the election 2016 debate:

Washington Free Beacon reports:

U.S. intelligence officials were frustrated with the Obama administration’s response to Russia’s cyber espionage and disinformation campaigns to disrupt Western democracies, arguing the administration’s reluctance to respond more forcefully stemmed from fear of Russian retaliation.

More than a dozen current and former national security officials from across the government told Politico how ineffective the White House and key agencies were in authorizing counter measures against Russian interference. Those officials said that responses such as shutting down suspected Russian intelligence sites or taking counter-intelligence action never went anywhere due to administrative roadblocks.

“[Intelligence officials] had a list of things they could never get the signoffs on,” one official said. “The truth is, nobody wanted to piss off the Russians.”

Wanting to counter suspected Russian interference in American politics, these officials said that the Obama administration was aware of Russia’s activities but did not want to retaliate forcefully. As it became clear that Russia was meddling in the 2016 election, officials recommended expelling diplomats or striking back through cyber measures but were denied.

Some outside the White House blamed the National Security Council’s micromanagement, but NSC officials pointed the finger at the State and Defense Departments. Those agencies were reportedly afraid of Russian retaliation.

“The frustrations [about lack of forceful action] are justified and, frankly, were shared by the White House,” a former official told Politico. “The options were being discussed. They weren’t being implemented.”

Americans do agree that President Trump was concerned about voter fraud and he even stated this in one of the debates.

The President was put on the spot by FOX News’ Chris Wallace and asked if he would support the results of the election. He said that the results were rigged, the press was piling on him unfairly and millions of people are on voter registration rolls that are not eligible to vote. (Trump was right.)

Then-candidate Trump said this about his opponent Hillary Clinton:
“She should not be allowed to run and just in that respect I say the election is rigged.  Because, Chris, she should never have been allowed to run for the Presidency based on what she did with emails and so many other things.”

Hillary responded by claiming her innocence in the various scandals surrounding her campaign and shamed then-candidate Trump for not respecting the Constitution. The Hillary-supporting media piled on Donald Trump over his remarks.

Since the election we know that over 7 million cases have been identified of voter registrations being duplicated in multiple states.

And we still have no evidence of Russia hacking the election and impacting a single vote.”

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Remembering the Nazis in Skokie

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“Sunday morning marked the official opening of the Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois. This striking new institution is dedicated to “preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference.”

The seeds of the Skokie Holocaust Museum were sown more than thirty years ago, when roughly thirty members of the Nazi Party of America sought to march in Skokie. The plan was for the marchers to wear uniforms reminiscent of those worn by the members of Hitler’s Nazi Party, including swastika armbands, and to carry a party banner bearing a large swastika.

At the time of the proposed march in 1977, Skokie, a northern Chicago suburb, had a population of about 70,000 persons, 40,000 of whom were Jewish. Approximately 5,000 of the Jewish residents were survivors of the Holocaust. The residents of Skokie responded with shock and outrage. They sought a court order enjoining the march on the grounds that it would “incite or promote hatred against persons of Jewish faith or ancestry,” that is was a “deliberate and willful attempt” to inflict severe emotional harm on the Jewish population in Skokie (and especially on the survivors of the Holocaust), and that it would incite an “uncontrollably” violent response and lead to serious “bloodshed.”

The Skokie controversy triggered one of those rare but remarkable moments in American history when citizens throughout the nation vigorously debated the meaning of the United States Constitution. The arguments were often fierce, heartfelt and painful. The American Civil Liberties Union, despite severe criticism and withdrawal of support by many its strongest supporters, represented the First Amendment rights of the Nazis.

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The outcome of the Skokie controversy was one of the truly great victories for the First Amendment in American history. It proved that the rule of law must and can prevail. Because of our profound commitment to the principle of free expression even in the excruciatingly painful circumstances of Skokie more than thirty years ago, we remain today the international symbol of free speech. (Ultimately, a deal was worked out and the Nazis agreed to march in Chicago rather than in Skokie.)

As Justice Louis Brandeis once explained, the Framers of our First Amendment knew “that fear breeds repression; that repression breeds hate; that hate menaces stable government; that the path of safety lies in the opportunity to discuss freely supposed grievances and proposed remedies; and that the fitting remedy for evil counsels is good ones.” The opening today of the Holocaust Museum and Education Center proves the profound wisdom of the principle that “the fitting remedy for evil counsels is good ones.”

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