Remember this? “There is no serious person out there who would suggest that you could even rig America’s elections…There is no evidence that has happened in the past, or that there are instances that that could happen this time…So I’d advise Mr. Trump to stop whining.” Barack Obama, October 2016
Boy how things change. Obama attacked Trump saying “no serious person out there…” making fun of Trump’s claims of rigged elections. He added this: “I want everybody to pay attention here. That is dangerous,” Obama continued. “Because when you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people’s minds about the legitimacy of our elections, that undermines our democracy. Then you’re doing the work of our adversaries for them. Because our democracy depends on people knowing that their vote matters, that those who occupy the seats of power were chosen by the people.” What hypocrisy! He knew when he said all of the above that there was actual evidence given to him by U.S. Intelligence of Russian attempts to hack/rig the 2016 election!
All this was going on well after Obama’s attempt at sending a secret message to who? Vladimir Putin. Hmmm…..Obama schmoozing with the Russians? And it seems like Obama may have been deeply involved with Putin — or he wanted to be. Was Obama himself involved in acts to affect the 2016 election? Could it be that the former President actually acted on his promise made while in Europe to the Russian President that was caught on an open microphone? “This is my last election,” Obama stated speaking to then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. “After my election, I have more flexibility.” “I understand,” Medvedev told the U.S. president. “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”
The big question from this conversation is still hanging out there: what “flexibility” was Obama referring to? Did it mean that he would be able to help Russia in the next U.S. Presidential election because he would be unable to run again? Or did he mean his having flexibility in completing the American dismantling of the NATO missile defense system in Europe that Russia so desperately wanted? Unfortunately those two questions are still hanging out there and probably will never be formally answered.
What we DO know is that as far back as August of 2016, (two months before Obama’s slam against Trump shown above and 3 months before the election) Obama’s Intelligence Community had notified him that the Russians were diligently working to influence the outcome of the 2016 election, purportedly to help Trump get elected. (Remember though: the truth of the “help Trump get elected” piece is still undetermined) Why would the President remain quiet about the Russian election intrusion unless he was somehow involved? Was he so certain that Hillary would win that his not revealing that sensitive information when given to him would be buried in her Administration? It is difficult to believe that even Barack Obama, who hated controversy and avoided it pretty much at all costs, would roll the dice on a HRC victory against Donald Trump.
But there’s another question floating through the air here. Current and past heads of the Big 4 Intelligence agencies all met with Trump Administration officials after the election in the run up to the Inauguration for the purposes of briefing the President-elect and his staff about foreign Intelligence issues. Why did THEY not share this Russian election tampering with Mr. Trump? Could it have been that they were still working for Obama and were told to keep quiet about it?
Let’s throw ANOTHER question into this circle that may blow your mind: Maybe there was NO Russian attempt to affect the election and the story about it was created (maybe based on information from “anonymous” sources) to discredit the new President and put multiple roadblocks in his way early in his presidency to protect Obama’s legacy, which is steadily sliding into oblivion. Hmmm….
While we are examining possibilities for the reasoning behind all of this, there is one more hypothesis that I need to throw into the mix: knowing that Obama considers himself to be a political intellectual with much higher intelligence than either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, and knowing his disdain for Trump and his feelings for the Clintons because of the way they treated him in the 2008 election campaign, maybe he purposely neglected to alert the Clinton Campaign AND the Trump Campaign (and Congress) about the Russian election tampering. Why would he do that? It would have been a way for him to quietly get back at Hillary for their denigrating him in ’08. As far as Trump is concerned, Obama thought (and apparently still does) that Donald Trump is incapable of putting the Russian puzzle pieces together so as to figure out what actually happened. And when Obama saw Trump win he created and implemented the plan to derail Trump’s early work with the “Trump Russia-Gate Collusion” campaign, even thinking he might incite a real impeachment action against the President.
I know that may sound far fetched, but Obama is not just a narcissist, but a ruthless one. He remembers all the things that were said about him by The Donald during the campaign, and he also remembers what Bill Clinton so famously quipped about then Senator Obama in the 2008 Campaign speaking to Ted Kennedy while trying to get the Kennedy endorsement for Hillary: “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.” Hell hath no fury like a Democrat scorned. Hey: Maybe Obama even voted for Trump!
Of course all of the above is speculation on my part. But you must agree this “Russia” thing has gone on too long with no evidence of any Trump collusion at all. Certainly with all of the intelligence sources, news scrutiny, and Wikileaks access to documents and information, if there was any real story there about any type of collusion between the Trump Campaign and the Russian government in any way, it would have been plastered across the sky, not just in news broadcasts, talk shows, and the papers.
That being said, the fact there has been so much concentration on Russia in this, there must be something there. It seems that the “there” there is NOT anything to do with Trump. Low and behold, it looks like the collusion may really be between former President Obama and the Putin folks — if there really is any “there” there!