In an interview today, President-elect Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, implied that President Barack Obama didn't love the country enough to stop his feud over Russia's alleged election interference, which Trump critics have used to question the legitimacy of the billionaire's upset victory last month over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
From CNN's report on her comments:
"If you want to shut this down and you actually love the country enough to have the peaceful transition in our great democracy between the Obama administration and the Trump administration, there are a couple people in pretty prominent positions, one is named Obama, one is named Hillary Clinton, since his people are trying to fight over her election still, they could shut this down," Conway told Fox News.
The fight over the alleged hacking of U.S. politicians by Russia and whether it influenced the election is getting more heated as Democrats demand to know why Obama didn't acknowledge the intelligence information earlier. Reports have now surfaced indicating that he believed Clinton had the election in the bag and didn't want to appear to be interfering himself with the process.
The Trump camp has tried to dispel the furor by accusing the CIA of injecting political partisanship into their intelligence assessment. Meanwhile, Russia is demanding that Obama put up evidence of the interference or shut up about it. And the CIA is claiming Putin himself ordered the interference but has yet to produce the evidence behind the accusation.
Whether or not Russia was continuing their pattern of trying to undermine Western democracies in our election, it appears that both parties are ensuring that happens anyway.