Congressman Devin Nunes , chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said that the Obama Regime has both known and has been repeatedly warned about Russian hacking and did nothing until the election — after Hillary Clinton lost.
“We’ve known that Russia is a very sophisticated bad actor in the cyber realm. Many members of Congress, not just members of the House Intelligence Committee, have been warning the Obama administration about Russia’s continued cyber attacks on this country, and they did nothing.”
Nunes told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace that Obama’s reason for now leveling sanctions is purely political, that he wants to blame Russia for Hillary’s loss.
“And so, now, as you look forward, you know, they lose an election, and then it appears like they want to change this narrative into somehow that Russia was responsible for Hillary Clinton losing the election. And I just don’t buy that.”
Responding to Trump’s seeming to want to get off on the right foot with Russia’s Putin, Rep. Nunes said that all of the past recent presidents have attempted to do the same thing but that he doubts it’s possible for the U.S. to be true friends of the Russians.
“So, clearly, three presidents have tried to be friends with Putin. All three have failed, and I hope that Donald Trump, you know, he has a lot more information going into this, and I’ve cautioned his administration to be careful with Putin, because I think he is a bad actor.
Although it remains true, the fact of the matter is, we would like to be friends with the Russians. I just don’t know if it’s possible. We’ve had a lot of experience with Putin. He just doesn’t seem to be a guy that we can work with.”