WELL, YES: The Russia hacking report is an indictment of Obama, not Trump.
Did Russia attempt to influence our election? Of course it did. That’s not shocking. As the declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) pointed out, it has been trying to do so since the days of the Soviet Union. The report called the hacking effort “the most recent expression of Moscow’s longstanding desire to undermine the US-led liberal democratic order,” adding that “Russia, like its Soviet predecessor, has a history of conducting covert influence campaigns focused on US presidential elections.”
The difference today, the report concluded, was that Russia’s actions in 2016 represented “a significant escalation in directness, level of activity, and scope of effort compared to previous operations.”
So why would Putin be so brazen? Simple. He knew that, under President Obama, there would be zero consequences for his actions.
“But Trump!” is the new “But Bush!” and he hasn’t even been sworn in yet.