A A former White House member George W. Bush said that the findings of the investigation of the special advocate Robert Mueller that Russia has mingled with the 2016 presidential election were the fault of only one person: President Barack Obama.
And it started with talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Iranian nuclear deal.
"Obama wanted Putin in the [Iran nuclear] and to stand up to him in the face of electoral interference would, according to Obama 's estimate, upset this negotiation. That turned out to be a disastrous political decision, "wrote Scott Jennings in an opinion piece for CNN, where he is a commentator.
President Trump withdrew the United States from the agreement in 2018.
The Mueller report, released on Thursday after the expurgation, revealed that Russia had begun to interfere in American democracy in 2014. But in 2016, Susan Rice, Obama's national security adviser, asked her staff to withdraw and not to hit Putin.
The "story of potential collusion" was a smokescreen behind which the Democrats could hide when they understood that Obama had failed to effectively solve the Russian interference, he said. said Jennings.
"He has undoubtedly chosen to prioritize his relationship with Putin vis-à-vis Iran rather than oppose Russian interference in the elections that has been going on since at least two years, "said Jennings.
President George W. Bush appointed Jennings, who worked on his 2000 campaign, special assistant to the president and deputy director of political affairs in 2005, a post he held until 2007. Jennings, now public relations officer, also worked on campaigns for the majority in the Senate. Chief Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.