There’s a new book that’s about to hit shelves and if it’s full of stories like this first one, it’s going to be a page turner.
The book is called Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump. It’s written by veteran political writer Michael Isikoff and the far-left liberal David Corn, which makes it even more surprising that this piece of history made it onto the pages.
According to the book, we had detected Putin’s election meddling and were prepared to deliver a counter attack when the order was given to “stand down.”
From Russian Roulette via the Right Scoop:
One day in late August, national security adviser Susan Rice called Daniel into her office and demanded he cease and desist from working on the cyber options he was developing. “Don’t get ahead of us,” she warned him. The White House was not prepared to endorse any of these ideas. Daniel and his team in the White House cyber response group were given strict orders: “Stand down.” She told Daniel to “knock it off,” he recalled.
Daniel walked back to his office. “That was one pissed-off national security adviser,” he told one of his aides.
At his morning staff meeting, Daniel matter-of-factly said to his team that it had to stop work on options to counter the Russian attack: “We’ve been told to stand down.” Daniel Prieto, one of Daniel’s top deputies, recalled, “I was incredulous and in disbelief. It took me a moment to process. In my head I was like, ‘Did I hear that correctly?’”
Then Prieto spoke up, asking, “Why the hell are we standing down? Michael, can you help us understand?” Daniel informed them that the orders came from both Rice and Monaco. They were concerned that if the options were to leak, it would force Obama to act. “They didn’t want to box the president in,” Prieto subsequently said.
“Box the President in”??? You mean, like, force him to make a decision that he could be held accountable for?
The more that comes out about this, the worse the media and the Dems are going to look and the more the American people will realize that we dodged one helluva bullet when Trump sit Hillary and her carpet bag packing!