In Barack Obama’s outgoing press conference on Wednesday, he admitted that the emails that were purportedly hacked and released via the Russians were in fact leaked:
First of all, I haven’t commented on WikiLeaks, generally. 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 DNC emails that were leaked.
So, after months of wailing by the liberal press and those who couldn’t believe that Hillary Clinton could lose on her own (of course with help from the DNC), the largest non-news event of the day basically admits that it was all just smoke and mirrors.
With the coronation of Donald Trump now captivating the news cycle, it will be left imprinted in people’s brains that the Russians hacked the election, and gave the Podesta emails to WikiLeaks and thus took down Clinton. Thus propaganda has done its work.
Will the admission of soon-to-be-ex president Obama that the emails were leaked — and the evidence of hacking was inconclusive — ever see the light of day in the same press rooms that were so adamant it was the Russians? I doubt it. And we will be left with a public image of an election tarnished by foreign influence, when in fact that election of Trump was only assisted by actions of an insider leaking the emails and thus the facts behind the scene of Hillary’s campaign.
h/t to b at Moon over Alabama for having the temerity to wade through Obama’s remarks to sift out this beauty.
IMHO, if the words, “by Wikileaks” are added at the end of the quote, Obama’s meaning becomes clear.
WikiLeaks did the publishing, not the leaking. The leaker, as BS mentions below, most likely either isn’t long for this earthly existence, or has already departed.
Dead men tell no tales.
Good of story as any.