Obama’s cyber security coordinator given ‘stand down’ order against Russian cyber attacks

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At a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday on Russian cyber attacks in 2016, Michael Daniel, the Obama White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, testified that his proposals to counter Russian meddling were put on the “back burner.”

In his testimony before the Senate Intel Committee today, Obama’s cyber chief confirmed he was ordered to “stand down” against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016 https://t.co/8fc5QfZDJE

— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) June 21, 2018

Michael Isikoff, who co-wrote “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump” with David Corn, reports at Yahoo News:

The Obama White House’s chief cyber official testified Wednesday that proposals he was developing to counter Russia’s attack on the U.S. presidential election were put on a “back burner” after he was ordered to “stand down” his efforts in the summer of 2016.

Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, asked about a “Russian Roulette” passage in which one of Daniel’s staff members, Daniel Prieto, recounted a staff meeting shortly after the cyber coordinator was ordered by Susan Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser, to stop his efforts and “stand down.” This order was in part because Rice feared the options would leak and “box the president in.”

But yeah, nothing to see here folks https://t.co/AuFwBchJTE

— All Hyped Up on Dragon Energy (@NorwoodBrian) June 21, 2018

Weird. Obama told us his administration had no scandals. https://t.co/T5J8zFaAqv

— Uncle Rico (@bla1521) June 21, 2018

Another non-scandal Obama scandal. https://t.co/Rah9JCgaTD

— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) June 21, 2018

Um…Does this look bad? I think it looks bad. https://t.co/BFr5TseiWi

— Brandon Ross (@brandonross99) June 21, 2018

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— ☠Problematic AF™ ☠ (@EF517_V3) June 21, 2018

"Stand-down" order.

The Obama doctrine. https://t.co/Mef6DxTe0y

— Jeff Schervone (@JeffSchervone) June 21, 2018

Sorta underreported, dontcha think…? https://t.co/DwvJfCfIMi

— WSPratt (@MrWSPratt) June 21, 2018

I wonder if @jaketapper or @brianstelter will lead with this?

Ha ha! Just kidding https://t.co/sv3D1Raz1n

— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) June 21, 2018

When Russia was interfering with the election, but Hillary was expected to win, they backed off, why? Because they didn't want to anger Russia ahead of a Clinton regime? Why? https://t.co/1O7sHkcOrl

— LeslieP (@less_tx) June 21, 2018

curious and curiouser https://t.co/QXkthZO9o2

— Dragon Energy Enthusiast (@UnrealElijah) June 21, 2018

The Obama years were not exactly stellar for intergovernmental cybersecurity, were they. https://t.co/1P6pHJ2Lt6

— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) June 21, 2018

Related:

Most DAMNING: Obama admin admits it ‘choked on Russia’ based on belief Hillary would win https://t.co/uKVNbTMo2n

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 24, 2017

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