Obama really hasn't much to lose at this point. His presidency is all but over. The election is over. His candidate lost. So if he handles it right, a false-flag event directed against the integrity of Donald Trump's election would be a nice parting gift to his successor that would be tough to trace back to him. So maybe give it a try?
This is the theory advanced by former US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton.
Former ambassador John Bolton claimed Sunday that hacks during the election season could have been “a false flag” operation — possibly committed by the Obama administration itself.
In an interview with Fox News’ Eric Shawn, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations questioned why FBI Director James Comey said during the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server that there was no direct evidence of foreign intelligence service penetration, but Russian cyber fingerprints were found in the alleged presidential election hacks.
“It is not at all clear to me, just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the [Democratic National Committee] and the Republican National Committee] computers was not a false flag,” Bolton said. “So the question has to be asked, why did the Russians run their smart intelligence service against Hillary’s server, but their dumb intelligence service against the election?” Bolton did not mention that Comey’s statement might have meant there was no foreign intrusion into Clinton’s server.
Bolton continues to point out why he believes the possibility of a false-flag initiated by the Obama administration is a possibility.
Shawn continued to push Bolton, asking why intelligence officials would politicize the hack and would “go so far to something that could damage the very issue of our republic and what we for 200-plus years have stood for.”
“The whole thing has been called into question, which is why the notion of some kind of independent investigation becomes extremely important,” Bolton said. “I do think it’s critical to answer the question that I posed: If you think the Russians did this, then why did they leave fingerprints?”
We do know that Mr. Obama had the motivation to order a false-flag, whether he did or not. Anything he can do to make Trump look bad would make him look better in comparison. It's a loser approach to winning, but then, what else would you expect?