Since Hillary Clinton has lost the election, reports trickled out about the people she and her team blame for the loss. From FBI Director James Comey to Vladimir Putin. Clinton and her cronies have spread the blame around and away from Clinton herself. Now, there is a new name that has been added to the blame: former President Barack Obama.
The Blaze reported:
That man is former President Barack Obama, according to a scoop from Axios, a new inside-the-beltway outlet helmed by Mike Allen, the former chief White House correspondent for Politico.
According to Allen, members of Clinton’s team are frustrated Obama didn’t come out earlier and more forcefully with evidence that Russia interfered in the presidential election — a conclusion since reached by the FBI and the CIA. Had the former president imposed sanctions on Russia, some Clintonites believe, Americans might be saying, “Madam President,” right now.
The Obama White House waited until October to say it was “confident” the Kremlin was behind the hacks into the Democratic National Committee and the emails of then-Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta.
By letting it linger for so long without a strong and clear response from the White House, the staffers argued, American voters were left in the dark to sort out all the reports of interference on their own.
“The White House was like everyone else: They thought she’d win anyway,” a Clinton campaign official that remained unnamed told Axios. “If he had done more, it might have lessened a lot of aggrieved feelings, although I don’t think it would have altered the outcome.”
“The Russia thing was like a spy novel, and anything he had said or done would have helped get people to believe it was real,” the source added.
The report pointed out that frustration over the election result is a two-way street as Obama is frustrated as well. Allen wrote that Obama is “befuddled on how she missed what to him was an easy layup of a win, given his own popularity on Election Day and Trump’s vulgarity.”