Looks like even the farthest lefties are deriding Obama for his lack of action on Russia.
Did you read the article? It says the O' administration knew of Russia's cyber-shenanigans in general
, but did not comprehend the scope of "the inflammatory Facebook ads and Twitterbots created by an army of Russian trolls."
Hindsight is 20/20.. Did anybody know about the FBook/Twitter stuff til after the election? If no, why would you expect Obama knew about it?
His team had a plan and he weighed the response options, but stopped short of full-on cyberwar that some in the NSA wanted. Article states one of O's reasons was bc he did not want to do anything that could be seen as influencing the election or playing into Trump's whine of a "rigged system".
Water under the bridge... Trump is POTUS now.
Has he even met or been briefed by the same NSA staffers described in the article? Doubtful -- since reportedly he does not even read his daily intelligence briefing and staffers say you need to incorporate pictures to hold his attention beyond 2 minutes.. Add to that, top intelligence officials are saying Trump has not asked or ordered them to take any action regarding Russia and it's cyber activities.
Nuance is everything. Read the article.
Obama may have missed a turn;
Trump is willfully asleep at the wheel.
Not the same thing.