The Clinton campaign and other Democrats are trying to use emails released to WikiLeaks as an excuse to delegitimize Trump’s victory and maybe even steal the Electoral College vote.
Barack Obama poured gas onto this fire when he ordered a review of all Russian election-related hacking activities.
And in a recent interview, Obama made a statement about the hacked emails that left many puzzled.
Obama sat down with The Daily Show host Trevor Noah for one of his final interviews.
He was questioned about the emails many on the left claim were hacked by the Russian Government and handed over to the privacy activists at WikiLeaks.
Many have pointed out everything in the emails’ contents were true.
There were no falsehoods or forgeries that led people astray.
However, Obama confused many observers when he called the emails “routine.”
The Daily Caller reported:
“DURING A PRE-TAPED INTERVIEW AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH TREVOR NOAH, OBAMA SAID THE ALLEGED RUSSIAN HACK WAS NOT A SURPRISE TO HIM.
“IT WAS THE CONSENSUS OF ALL THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES THAT ORGANIZATIONS AFFILIATED WITH RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HACKING OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION,” OBAMA SAID DURING MONDAY NIGHT’S EPISODE OF “THE DAILY SHOW.”
“THAT WAS A MONTH BEFORE THE ELECTION. THIS IS NOT A SECRET…
… “WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE STATE OF OUR DEMOCRACY WHERE THE LEAKS OF WHAT WERE FRANKLY NOT VERY INTERESTING EMAILS, THAT DIDN’T HAVE ANY EXPLOSIVE INFORMATION IN THEM, ENDED UP BEING AN OBSESSION? AND THE FACT THAT THE RUSSIANS WERE DOING THIS WAS NOT AN OBSESSION?TOP OF FORM
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“THE PRESIDENT-ELECT IN SOME OF HIS POLITICAL EVENTS, SPECIFICALLY SAID TO THE RUSSIANS, ‘HACK HILLARY’S EMAILS SO THAT WE CAN FINALLY FIND OUT WHAT’S GOING ON AND CONFIRM OUR CONSPIRACY THEORIES,’” HE CONTINUED.
“THE REAL QUESTION THAT I THINK WE ALL HAVE TO REFLECT ON IS WHAT’S HAPPENED TO OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM WHERE SOME EMAILS THAT WERE HACKED AND RELEASED ENDED UP BEING THE OVERWHELMING STORY AND THE CONSTANT SOURCE OF COVERAGE, BREATHLESS COVERAGE THAT WAS DEPICTED AS SOMEHOW DAMNING IN ALL SORTS OF WAYS — WHEN THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER WAS IT WAS FAIRLY ROUTINE STUFF.”
But the emails were anything but routine.
They revealed how the Democratic National Committee colluded with the Clinton campaign to rig the primary against Bernie Sanders.
Emails also showed that CNN contributor – and former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile – leaked debate questions to the Clinton team.
The released emails also painted a picture of a press corps who was more interested in currying favor to the Clinton campaign than actually reporting the news.
One batch of emails showed how one journalist sent a portion of his story to Campaign Chairman John Podesta for his review before it was published.
Other emails described which reporters could be used to “tee up” stories the Clinton campaign wanted to see in print.
The released emails didn’t interfere with the election’s outcome.
They informed the public.
Critics point out there is little difference between the New York Times publishing Donald Trump’s possibly illegally obtained tax returns and WikiLeaks releasing emails from the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta.
The only difference to the left and the press was they viewed Trump as the enemy who needed to be defeated by any means necessary.