NBC News is reporting President Obama never aggressively pursued the Russians over hacking because he expected Hillary Clinton to win and would leave it to her.
First, this fits with President Obama acting like he’s out to lunch or on the golf course. He is just phoning in the job.
But second, this is a silly excuse. The President of the United States thinks the Russians are hacking the election so he’s going to let his successor handle it?
Honestly, this more and more makes me conclude the administration knows the Russians did not affect the outcome of the election.
Let’s go back to his press conference from Friday. The President confirmed the Russians hacked the DNC. He also confirmed that the Russians did not hack voting machines. We now know he concluded, even after knowing what the Russians were doing, that Hillary Clinton would still win.
Therefore, I think we can safely conclude that even knowing what they knew the White House did not think the Russians were stealing, rigging, or hacking the election.
Hacking the DNC is not hacking the election. The President’s actions suggest he knows it and he doesn’t really think the Russians threw the election to Trump.