MSNBC host Rachel Maddow recalled how the Obama’s administration worked to preserve evidence of Russia contacts with the Trump campaign, but failed to alert the public.
Maddow noted how U.S. intelligence agencies sought to “preserve the intelligence” by spreading the information widely through government, but failed to release it to the press:
So there was this scramble — as the Obama administration was wrapping up and getting ready to leave and as the Trump inauguration was nearing — there was this scramble to make sure the intelligence collected on the Russian attack and specifically on contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russians during the attack, that intelligence, they scrambled to make sure it could not be disappeared.
They scrambled to make sure it was basically memorialized and cataloged and recorded in such a way that it would leave traces, that people would see it and those efforts to preserve that intelligence carried on up until the final hours of the Obama administration.
So in the final days of the Obama administration there is this rush to preserve intelligence in case the incoming folks try to cover it up or destroy it. There is a rush to leave tracks of the intel itself and the deep and unprecedented concern caused by that intelligence within the very top levels of the administration.
But if this thing is ending, how will we know the circumstances under which it is being ended? Who is allowed to say what and under what circumstances about how this thing is wrapping up, if it’s wrapping up?
If what’s happening now is what they worried from the very beginning that this is how it would all ultimately end, then were the doomsday plans those officials put in place up to this challenge? Did they do enough?
(Source: MSNBC via YouTube)