On his nationally syndicated radio show Wednesday, host Rush Limbaugh said the Obama administration knew that Russians were hacking and engaging in cyber warfare yet they told the White House chief cyber official to stand down.
When discussing a June 20 story from Yahoo News which details the Obama administration’s failure to take any actions against the Russians, Rush Limbaugh said, “This is the Obama administration. They knew the Russians were hacking. They knew Russians were engaging in cyber warfare, and the Obama White House chief cyber official testified that he was told to stand down. So Obama didn’t do anything about the Russians! Obama was telling everybody the Russians could not hack the presidential election. Obama was telling people that it was too massive and widespread and intricate, it couldn’t be done.”
Limbaugh further asked the question, Could we maybe use the word treasonous that Obama was willing to stand down and stand aside and let the Russians continue meddling and tampering and whatever?:
“Here was the media all hopped up about what Putin was doing in 2016, what the Russians were doing? Obama was telling everybody, “Stand down. No big deal! Don’t worry about it.” What did Obama know that we didn’t know? Why did Obama want his own administration to stand down and not do anything? Could we maybe use the word “treasonous,” that Obama was willing to stand down and stand aside and let the Russians continue meddling and tampering and whatever,” said Limbaugh.
Additionally, Limbaugh addressed the fact that all of this happened before Trump was even president and in many cases before Trump was even a candidate.
“All of this that we’re talking about happened before Trump was even president. All of this happened before Trump — in many cases — even became a candidate. A lot of it happened before Trump even won the Republican nomination. Somehow, all of this is Donald Trump’s fault, not standing up to the Russians. Here are two left-wing socialist reporters, David Corn and Michael Isikoff, writing that Obama told his cybersecurity people to “stand down” in the face of Russian cyber attacks in 2016,” said Limbaugh.