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Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:13 AM

Why didn't Obama allow electors to be briefed on Russian interference in the election?

Since this "2016 Postmortem" forum is about to close down, I thought I'd throw this question out

It was Obama who said NO to the electors getting the briefing that 56 of them asked for, not Director of National Security, James Clapper.

If President Obama had wanted the electors to be given an Intelligence Briefing, they would have gotten it, and who knows what might have been the result?

If only 37 electors pledged to Trump had, after hearing the Intel briefing, changed their minds and voted for Hillary Clinton instead, SHE would be taking office tomorrow, not Twitler!


Related articles:

(From 12/13/2016)
"Podesta also wants Obama Adm to declassify and make public Intel. information"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12512654345


(From 12/18/ 2016)
"What Obama should have said at the press conference"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12512660873


(From 12/16/2016)
"Onama just said there was no significant election interference"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028372263


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President Obama should have allowed electors to hear intelligence briefing on Russian interference in the election
7 (64%)
President Obama did the right thing by not allowing electors to hear intelligence briefing on Russian interference in the election
1 (9%)
It wouldn't have made any difference
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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:50 AM

1. Obama tried to follow the intent of the law...

...I blame the rethuglican House and Senate leadership for shutting out the voters. Thank you Comrades Ryan and McConnell, especially Comrade McConnell, who will still do EVERYTHING HE CAN TO HAMPER AND HINDER ANY MEANINGFUL INVESTIGATION. Remember his wife has been nominated for a plum position on the Orange Anus' Cabinet. Comrade McConnell is a PRIME EXAMPLE of party and ideology over Country and Constitution.

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Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:51 AM

2. Obama has never had the party as his priority

I can't say he should, it sounds really awful. But he made a string of decisions that really undermined the party.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:59 AM

3. I agree!

The Achilles Heel - Obama "reaching across the aisle"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12512681868

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