Russia has a new friend, and no, it’s not Cheeto Jesus. He’s been a friend for a really long time. The new friend? Mitch McConnell. The Washington Post is reporting today that the Obama administration, after being briefed by the CIA that Russia was clearly trying to intervene in the presidential election, attempted to form a bipartisan coalition to go after their hackers. Obama wanted a bipartisan effort to avoid looking like he was playing politics during the campaign.
In mid-September, intelligence officials briefed congressional leaders in a secure room in the Capitol. The Democrats present unanimously supported a bipartisan effort to go public with an accusation against Russia for (more…)