Apparently, stand down orders were a favorite activity during the Obama administration, although denied by the politicians, some people in the military claim they were ready to rescue Americans during the Benghazi attack but were given a stand down order. Now another case, President Barack Obama’s cybersecurity czar confirmed Wednesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice told him to “stand down” his efforts to respond to Russian cyber attacks during the summer of 2016 presidential campaign.
That’s correct, the Obama administration knew that Russia was trying to mess with the election, our cyber team was preparing to counter-attack and was told to leave it alone. Since the election, the Democrats and the press has made the Russian attack the first things out of their mouths on a daily basis.
Michael Daniel, whose official title was “cybersecurity coordinator,” confirmed the stand down order during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing held to review the past two administrations’ response to Russian election interference.
They came during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing into how the Obama administration dealt with Russian cyber and information warfare attacks in 2016, an issue that has become one of the more politically sensitive subjects in the panel’s ongoing investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election and any links to the Trump campaign.
The Cybersecurity effort by Mr. Daniels was supposed to include a DOS, a denial of service attacks to take down Russian propaganda news sites and to attack Russian intelligence agencies…