Obama official says they didn't do enough about Russian election hacking: 'We choked'

Obama official says they didn't do enough about Russian election hacking: 'We choked'A former White House official has said that they think the Obama administration mishandled its response to Russia’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 election. “It is the hardest thing about my entire time in government to defend”, the official from Barack Obama’s White House told the Washington Post of his role in determining how the White House should handle their knowledge that the Kremlin was trying to undermine the integrity of the US electoral process. The Obama White House was notified about Moscow’s campaign to interfere in the 2016 presidential election was on orders from Vladimir Putin in August, but was hesitant to make that knowledge public, according to that investigation by the Washington Post.



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