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Former Bush Aide: Obama 'Trying to Make Up' for America's Weakened Power

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By    |   Friday, 30 Dec 2016 05:52 PM

By ejecting 35 Russian diplomats identified as spies, President Barack Obama is "trying to make up" for weakened power of the United States that occurred under his watch, Scott Jennings, former special assistant to President George W. Bush told Newsmax TV on Friday.

Furthermore, Democrats should be furious the commander in chief waited so long to retaliate after U.S. intelligence determined that Russia led an effort to influence the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump by hacking and releasing private Democratic Party emails, according to Jennings.

"For eight years, we've seen this country get weaker and weaker and I think it's one of the core reasons that Hillary Clinton ultimately lost the election," Jennings said to Miranda Khan on "Newsmax Prime."

"There is a sense that the United States has gotten weaker and it is inviting people like Russia, if these allegations are true, to come in and hack the election, if that's what you want to call it, or mess with us like China did in stealing our drone in the ocean the other day. There's this general sense we're weaker.

"And this invites people to mess around with our sovereignty. And so for Trump seeing this exposure of the weakness of the Obama administration, he can rebuild American credibility, rebuild American strength and ultimately politically that's going to be a good thing for him down the road."

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Jennings believe Obama is now "trying to make up for what he failed to do several months ago."

"If I were a Democrat political operative, if I were someone who worked for Hillary Clinton's campaign, I would be beyond furious with Barack Obama for waiting until December to make any announcements about what he views as Russian meddling in the election and then waiting until a couple of weeks to go in his term to do anything real about it," he told Khan.

"If you believe these allegations are true, and many people do, then the sanctions are appropriate. But if you believe this was going on in October and you knew about it and you failed to report it at the time for the American people and you are Barack Obama?

"Boy, oh boy, I imagine Democrats across the country are furious with his failure to move on this thing. So I ultimately think here that this has less to do with Trump and more to do with Barack Obama trying to play catchup for his own failure to move on this."

Jennings said it is likely "too little, too late" for supporters of Clinton.

"But it might be appropriate … if the allegations turn out to be true, but boy it doesn't make you feel any better if you're a Democrat seeing that your own president Barack Obama failed to report this to the American people on a timely fashion or to do anything about it," he said.

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By ejecting 35 Russian diplomats identified as spies, President Barack Obama is "trying to make up" for weakened power of the United States that occurred under his watch, Scott Jennings, former special assistant to President George W. Bush told Newsmax TV on Friday.
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