By Erick Erickson
The original story said Obama confronted Zuckerberg about Russia but as Fox News and Axios noted yesterday, that story was — ironically — fake news itself and they had to correct it to note that Obama did not bring up Russia after-all, just fake news generally.
Now it doesn’t take very much for the Washington Post to praise Obama on the front page for no good reason but the story did make me wonder what had been the impetus 10 months after the fact.
Well a source tells me that when the conversation took place the person who accompanied Obama in this meeting was none other than Susan Rice.
So Susan Rice, once again, was trying to mask her own failures by pointing the blame somewhere else. Sound familiar?
The Obama Administration alums and Clinton campaign are obsessed with Russia and how they claim they stole the election and need to concoct theories for why Donald Trump is President besides the fact that they were rejected. The latest one is that it must’ve been $100,000 in Facebook ads that did it (a tiny fraction of the billion dollar Democrat ad machine). So Susan Rice and the Obama team point the finger at Zuckerberg to their friends in the Washington Post rather than come to terms with what really happened.
Here’s the reality.
When it came to Russia, Obama, Clinton, and Rice were asleep at the switch for8 years. From the reset button, to promising to be “more flexible” to doing nothing in 2016 when their intelligence indicated Russians were trying to impact our elections.
Obama and Rice were warned in 2014 about Russian activities but did nothing then either.
The Obama national security team were the ones who had the intelligence throughout 2016. If they thought there were actions that needed to be taken to protect the country it was incumbent on them to act.
So once again, Benghazi Susan Rice is trying to find anyone else to blame.