The left has reached for any excuse to explain away Hillary Clinton’s defeat.
One theory has it that the Russians manipulated the election to ensure Donald Trump’s victory.
And now, Barack Obama has infuriated millions of Americans by acting on this conspiracy theory.
Radical leftists who supported Hillary Clinton have looked everywhere for answers — except inward.
Rather than accept the fact that the American people rejected Obama’s policies and Hillary Clinton’s campaign for a “third Obama term,” Democrats and their allies in the media have been on the hunt for boogeymen.
One of the scapegoats the left settled on was Russia.
They are convinced Russia was behind WikiLeaks releasing emails from the Democrat National Committee and Campaign Chairman John Podesta, and that the release of these emails swung the election to Donald Trump.
While Russia may have been behind the hacking, there is no evidence Trump, his campaign or his businesses are tied to Russia.
But that won’t stop Barack Obama from trying to undermine Trump before he takes office.
Obama has ordered an investigation into all election-related hacking that will be completed before Trump takes the oath of office on January 20th.
President Barack Obama has ordered a full review into 2016 election hacking by the Russians, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco said Friday.
“The President has directed the Intelligence Community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process.
It is to capture lessons learned from that and to report to a range of stakeholders,” she said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. “This is consistent with the work that we did over the summer to engage Congress on the threats that we were seeing.”
Monaco said the administration would be mindful of the consequences of revealing the results of their review publicly.
The review is intended to be done before Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20.
Critics argue the announcement – and the timing of the release of the investigation’s findings – is designed to cast a shadow over the Trump administration even before it starts.
Obama – while claiming he is working toward a smooth transfer of power – has gone out of his way to attack and insult Trump.
He’s given speeches where he encouraged soldiers to publicly criticize Trump, lectured him about anti-terrorism policy and even announced that he would criticize his success and violate a norm of American politics that the outgoing President remains silent about how his successor conducts himself in office.
These critics argue Obama is out to poison the minds of Americans who may be inclined to give Trump a chance as President.
And many believe he is damaging the country by acting like a sore loser.
By ordering this investigation, he is questioning the legitimacy of the results.
But many on the right also contend this is part of a long game by Obama and the Democrats.
By undermining Trump’s legitimacy – and ignoring how they are damaging the country – they are scheming to drive down Trump’s prospects for re-election in 2020 so they can replace him with a radical leftist as President.
Will it work?
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