Now that the entire Mueller report has been released, it’s clear how much President Obama and his administration completely dropped the ball on Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign.
Well before the 2016 election, the Obama admin was aware of Russia’s intentions to interfere in the 2016, and decided to do absolutely nothing about it.
Timeline of events:
The Obama administration knew in February 2014 that Russia sought to sow disinformation through social media to interfere in the election.
In July 2016, CIA Director John Brennan arranged an interagency sharing of information with top officials concerning the Russian election interference plans. By that time, officials in the Obama admin had “no question” that Russian state-sponsored hackings were behind the cyberattacks and release of stolen Democrat materials.
Obama chose not to “strike back” because he wanted Russia to cooperate with the Iranian Nuclear deal.
After the 2016 election, Obama approved sanctions “so narrowly targeted that even those who helped design them describe their impact as largely symbolic” – a “modest package” of punishment for Russia’s interference.