Newsweek Magazine is reporting that as early as June or July of last summer — before Trump had even formally accepted the nomination to be the Republican candidate — James Comey was alerting the Obama Administration that he had evidence showing that the Kremlin was attempting to influence the election.
From Chuck Ross at the DailyCaller:
FBI Director James Comey planned to write an op-ed early last summer making the case that Russia was meddling in the U.S. election, but other top Obama administration officials vetoed the idea.
That’s according to a report from Newsweek magazine.
“The White House shut it down,” one source told the magazine of Comey’s op-ed offer. “They did their usual — nothing.”
The revelation, if accurate, would appear to suggest that the Obama administration did not take Russia’s meddling in the presidential campaign as seriously as many Democrats would have liked.
The question remains, why? Why would the not let Comey got forward with evidence that the Russians were up to no good?
Some say that they didn’t like the optics of an op-ed vs a coordinated release of information, but then why wait until October to release it? Was it supposed to be the October surprise that would sink Trump and sway voters to Hillary?
It seems there’s more going on here than we may ever know.
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