Incompetence Or Fecklessness?

As if the revelations of the Mid Year Exam investigation were not bad enough in and of themselves, we have reporting of additional failures within the Counter Intelligence Community under the malAdministration of the faithless feckless former President.

IG Report Highlights FBI Counterspy Failings

Counterintelligence division under fire for mishandling Clinton email probe

By Bill Gertz, the Washington Free Beacon 

Weakened U.S. counterintelligence

Critics have said U.S. counterintelligence was weakened during the Obama administration. One example was the mishandling of the arrest of 10 Russian illegal spies in New York in 2010.

Instead of charging the deep cover “illegal” spies with espionage – they did not enjoy the usual diplomatic immunity afforded to legal spies – the 10 Russians posing as Americans were sent back to Moscow without being fully interrogated.

As a result, valuable intelligence on Russian spying operations was lost.

The Obama administration at the time was seeking to curry favor with Russia as part of the failed reset policy toward Moscow.

The administration also failed to take action against Russian intelligence during its operations to interfere with the 2016 election. After the election, a group of Russian intelligence officers was expelled.

Indeed.  We also heard today that Susan Rice ordered the head of the Obama Administration to “stand down” in his efforts to counter Russian efforts to influence the 2016 Federal Elections.

Obama cyber chief confirms ‘stand down’ order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016

By Michael Isikoff, Yahoo News

WASHINGTON — 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.

The comments by Michael Daniel, who served as White House “cyber security coordinator” between 2012 and January of last year, provided his first public confirmation of a much-discussed passage in the book, “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” co-written by this reporter and David Corn, that detailed his thwarted efforts to respond to the Russian attack.

If Mueller is investigating “Russian meddling” should’t he be hearing from Susan Rice and B. Hussein Obama under oath and in front of a Grand Jury?

Hat Tip:  Stephen Vodka Pundit Green writing at Instapundit.

Rest In Peace, Charles Krauthammer.
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