The most shocking thing to come out of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony this week, aside from his frail and fading memory, was the fact that the chief law enforcement officer of the U.S. was not briefed and had little knowledge of the Russian cyber attack on our elections. This cyber attack was one of the most serious attacks on our nation since 9/11.
I'm puzzled as to why Sessions would not have been briefed even with the recusal.
A former CIA analyst warns the Trump administration’s approach to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election is comparable to how the the Bush administration treated warnings about Al-Qaeda before 9/11.
Russia’s influence and propaganda “is continuing in the United States and across Europe,” said Nada Bakos, a former CIA analyst and targeting officer during an interview on MSNBC ahead of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony Tuesday.
Bakos said that the American intelligence community is “getting frustrated because they're probably trying to get policymakers’ attention.”
“To me it's probably a little like pre-9/11 when there was pre-warning analysis being written and delivered to policy makers and they're not really getting any feedback or any strategies,” she said.
We deserve better.