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

Michael Isikoff
Chief Investigative Correspondent
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    MRY
    Now it’s important.
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    De
    This is all we need to know:
    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.”
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    ROBERT
    Why did this not appear on the 5:30 National News tonight?
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    Anonymous
    It's all fun and games until the truth comes out.
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    Fighting Oyster Brains
    Politics above American interest, agreed?
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    David
    Must have been that flexibility he mentioned during his campaign
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    Rick
    But “Russian Roulette:The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and Donald Trump’s Election" written by Yahoo’s Michael Isikoff and Mother Jones’ David Corn and published Tuesday, reports that that relationship between Democrats and Fusion goes back a lot further, to at least 2012.
    “In 2012, Fusion GPS was hired to do opposition research on Mitt Romney for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign,” the book claims.
    Isikoff was also behind an article in 2016 that reported on intelligence officials probing contacts between Page and the Kremlin.The House Intelligence Committee memo said that article was cited extensively in the initial FISA application.
    According to the book, the 2012 Obama campaign’s payments to the group were never publicly disclosed. Instead it was reported as legal bills to the campaign’s law firm -- Perkins Coie.
    Perkins Coie was Elias' firm, to which the Clinton campaign and DNC paid at least $9 million, and who retained Fusion GPS.
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    Beverly
    Why aren't we HEARING about THIS "hearing"??
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    Exist
    really surprised yahoo posted this
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    mik
    Of course this will be all over MSM. Right?