Jennifer Newstead, a Trump appointee who served in the Justice Department under President Bush, will soon be taking over as general counsel of Facebook, the company announced in a press release on Monday afternoon. Newstead will take over from Colin Stretch, who announced plans to retire last year. She helped write THE PATRIOT ACT
'His intel officials appear to have been either distracted, conflicted or asleep at the switch'Former President Obama casts his ballot in 2012 election
The Russia investigation report from special counsel Robert Mueller concluded there wasn’t any collusion – at least on the part of President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign, even though Russians did interfere.
Which raises the question of who made those allegations. Attorney General William Barr already has said he believes the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign, and he’s investigating.
But there’s another question: If there was improper interference by Russia, what did the Obama administration do to stop it, or why didn’t it do something to stop it?
Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson is addressing the questions confronting Obama and some of his top officials.
“The official reaction to it has begun to unfold as a Keystone Cops-type response by top Obama intel officials. They appear to have been so distracted by political motivations that they lost sight of the very danger they now claim threatens our democracy,” she wrote.
A blogger for the Twitter news-aggregator Twitchy wrote: “No matter how much the Left shrieks about Russia there is one very simple thing that none of them seem able to come to terms with and that is Obama was president if and when Russia ‘interfered’ with an election.