Mr. Obama’s efforts to portray Russian interference with the election as a cause of Mr. Trump’s victory continue to go nowhere. As an attorney, even a law professor no less, Mr. Obama should understand the role of evidence in building a case.
While no formal legal actions against Mr. Putin nor Russia are considered, as far as we know, the point is still valid. You should have some solid evidence before you go about making accusations. Mr. Obama has failed at this very basic task. Russia remains accused of cyber attacks on Democratic National Committe computer assets, yet for all its abilities, the United States government has yet to produce anything resembling solid evidence to support these claims.
The already weak case Mr. Obama has for his accusations just lost further credibility. Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, which is the vehicle by which the damning emails and documents were dumped on the internet, recently gave an interview to Fox News. What he said should put this matter to rest.
In an interview with Sean Hannity, Assange asserted that, “We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party…”
Mr. Assange goes on to make a point that dovetails nicely with the view that this whole tempest is an attempt by Obama to make life difficult for Donald Trump: “’Our publications had wide uptake by the American people, they’re all true. But that’s not the allegation that’s being presented by the Obama White House. So, why such a dramatic response? Well, the reason is obvious. They’re trying to delegitimize the Trump administration as it goes into the White House. They are trying to say that President-elect Trump is not a legitimate President,’ he said.”
It’s interesting that a man who entered the White House indignant over doubts as to his eligibility to be president due to questions about his birthplace, would engage in efforts to delegitimize his successor. In fact, it’s not just interesting, it’s disgraceful.
Mr. Obama suffers from the same problem as Mrs. Clinton: They cannot accept that the world does not revolve around them. That when Americans get up to start another day, concerns over Mr. Obama’s and Mrs. Clinton’s legacies are nowhere on their radar screens. Mrs. Clinton, like her husband, is yesterday’s leader – and a terribly flawed one at that. Mr. Obama is about to join the Clintons in that realm. That he is not going there gracefully is a measure of the man’s failings.
Source: Western Journalism