This presidential transition is one for the ages.
Outgoing President Obama held his last press conference on Friday. Near the top of the Q&A, Obama stated: The US intelligence I have seen “gives me great confidence” that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and the email account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta.
“This happened at the highest levels of the Russian government,” the president said.
“I will let you make that determination as to whether there is high-level Russian officials who go off rogue and decide to tamper with the U.S. election process without Vladimir Putin knowing about it.”
No proof needed because he is preaching to the choir of White House press corps, who would not challenge Obama to provide details on his charge.
Ironically the Russian government is the only one talking about this.
The U.S. “should either stop talking about it or finally produce some evidence; otherwise it looks highly unseemly,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday said of the Obama administration’s accusation according to Russian state news agencies.
Okay, let’s move on to Michelle Obama.
The outgoing First Lady and possible Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, came out Friday and said “Hope is lost.”
What a lovely holiday sentiment for the country.
It’s questionable what the their motive is for these recent actions. I’m not going to speculate on motive, but these actions in the least show they are sore losers. At the upper end of the case you could say these statements are evidence of psychopathic, egotistical actions.
I suppose the election was proof-positive that America repudiated Obama’s eight years of economic malaise. America wanted to move away from placating the few at the expense of the many.
Perhaps someone should point out to the White House — including the Press Secretary Josh Earnest — we have a long history of making sure there is a peaceful transfer of power and you don’t want your legacy to one of thwarting that.