Politicians always weigh their words, especially presidents. They know very well how every syllable of every word they utter will be analyzed. Whenever a politicians says something, it is therefore very unlikely to be an accidental mistake. When a politician or especially president says something that runs counter to the very narrative people expect him to support, the chance of it being an accidental mistake is even less likely.
Barack Obama has left the White House. No longer is he responsible for the many departments under his command. In other words, he no longer feels any pressure to parrot any particular narrative he doesn’t actually believe in, for the “common good.”
So it is surprising to see that Obama has basically admitted what less than worshiping civilians already knew about the attempt to implicate Russia in what happened to the DNC and the elections.
Obama basically delivered a one-two punch to the false news narrative about Russia hacking the DNC through Wikileaks.
Obama says he hasn’t “commented on WikiLeaks generally,” and that the “conclusions of the intelligence community with respect to the Russian hacking were not conclusive as to whether WikiLeaks was witting or not in being the conduit through which we heard about the [Democratic National Committee] DNC e-mails that were leaked.”
So first Obama makes clear that the conclusions of the intelligence community about Russian hacking of the DNC were not conclusive. In case that uppercut wasn’t enough, Obama then deals a second, stunning blow, by stating that the DNC’s e-mails were leaked.
Not hacked; LEAKED!
If Obama genuinely believed they were not leaked but hacked, he would not have said that they were leaked, for the simple reason that he would have used the very word that undermines the whole narrative that the Democratics are propagating.
These are the words used by a man who no longer has reason to say things that he knows aren’t true.