With about a month left to go in his administration President Obama has finally decided to go after Russia.
“I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections, that we need to take action and we will — at a time and place of our own choosing,” he told NPR in an interview set to air on Friday.
“Some of it may be explicit and publicized, some of it may not be,” he continued.
But the “time of our choosing” is going to have to be in the next 35 days before Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The president said he has asked the intelligence community to investigate and file a complete report.
“When I receive a final report, you know, we’ll be able to, I think, give a comprehensive and best guess as to those motivations,” he said.
But he doesn’t need the intelligence community. President Obama has all the answers.
“But that does not in any way, I think, detract from the basic point that everyone during the election perceived accurately – that in fact what the Russian hack had done was create more problems for the Clinton campaign than it had for the Trump campaign,” he told NPR.
Yes, even as the FBI says it does not know the motivation for the hack President Obama has decided what the motivation was.
Even as Julian Assange insisted Russia was not responsible for the leaked DNC emails, Obama knows better.
And even as his own Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the administration found no evidence of “technical interference” by the Russians, the president wants to start a conflict.
Many of social media had doubts that President Obama would deliver any type of significant response.
I sense a strongly worded letter or hashtag in Vlad’s future https://t.co/hVpE0mj0OS
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 16, 2016
Outraged by Russia’s supposed election meddling, Obama vows to take action against Putin and sits down to compose a strongly-worded speech pic.twitter.com/w7i3CsdHqQ
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) December 16, 2016
— MyTwoPennies (@penniespolitics) December 16, 2016
@thehill …..a red line in the sand no doubt?
— tbs40MerryChristmas (@deplorabletbs40) December 16, 2016
@thehill Like he did for Syria?
— Donna Lasater (@DLasater_99362) December 16, 2016
@thehill I’m sure he’ll generate a sternly worded hashtag.
— Black n Texas (@BlacknTexas) December 16, 2016
@CNN ?has he drawn one of those bogus red lines in the sand
— Mary (@Dylanesque2604) December 16, 2016
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