Trump Blames Obama for Not “Stopping” Troll Farm

But when Donald Trump blames Obama for not doing enough, does he increase pressure to increase hostilities with Russia?

Donald Trump blames Obama, and gets backing from Adam Schiff of all people! But that worries me. The chief Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee has been spouting nonsense and I don’t think it’s a good idea to agree with him. His point in blaming Obama for not “doing enough” is to pressure Trump now to do more by putting additional sanctions on Russia.

What did Russia do? Even the Atlantic reports, “Russia’s Troll Operation Was Not That Sophisticated.” Others are more skeptical:

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USA Today reports, “Trump blames Obama — again — for not doing enough about Russian meddling.

President Trump blamed his predecessor for turning a blind eye to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election Monday.

“Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didn’t he do something about Russian meddling?” Trump said on Twitter.


On Sunday, Trump received validation of that view from an unexpected source; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. […]

“I said all along that I thought the Obama administration should have done more,” Schiff told CNN on Sunday. “They were very wary of appearing to be putting their hand on the scale in the election.”

But Schiff also said, “none of that is an excuse for this president to sit on his hands.” He said Trump should implement the sanctions against Russia that Congress authorized last year.

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Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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