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Biden Says McConnell Thwarted Obama’s Original Plan to Warn America About Russian Election Interference

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell deserted the Obama administration’s efforts to advise the open about Russian division in the 2016 presidential campaign, former clamp boss Joe Biden pronounced Tuesday.

As Politico reports, the Senate personality refused to sign a bipartisan matter about Russia’s efforts. Former boss Barack Obama felt the miss of bipartisanship would offer the Kremlin’s interests, Biden said.

The former clamp boss pronounced Obama “would lay there literally after” any press lecture “and say, ‘What the ruin are we going to do?’” Biden explained.


Biden was speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations about Russian efforts to boar conflict in the United States’ electoral process. He told boss Richard Haass that he regretted the administration’s disaster to take some-more movement before the election.

“Had we famous what we knew 3 weeks later, we may have finished something more,” Biden said, according to Politico.

“Can you suppose if the boss called a press discussion in October, with this fella, Bannon, and company, and said, ‘Tell you what: Russians are trying to meddle in the elections and we have to do something about it,’” Biden said. “What do you consider would have happened? Would things have gotten better, or would it serve demeanour like we were trying to delegitimize the electoral process, since of the opponent?”

The Atlantic has formerly reported on McConnell’s efforts to quell the Obama administration’s efforts during the election. “The bid was stymied by several Republicans who weren’t peaceful to cooperate, including, reportedly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,” the Atlantic’s Kaveh Waddell wrote in Dec 2016.

Elizabeth Preza is a staff author for Raw Story. Follow her on Twitter @lizacisms.

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