Talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Monday theorized that former President Barack Obama may have, perhaps, not interfered with Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential campaign for another reason: Obama didn't want Hillary Clinton to win the presidency.
"People had that theory bandied about before the election," Rush said on his radio show.
Limbaugh began to explain his theory behind the former president's purported inaction, laying it out bit by bit.
"Bottom line, Obama hears about all of these efforts and the brave struggle to contain it begins, and Obama meets with experts and advisers. They advise him what to do. Obama gives his own counsel," Limbaugh said. "At the end of it all, Obama decided to do nothing other than call [Vladimir] Putin and say 'cut it out,' an act of bravery and courage unlike most other in American history. And after telling Putin to cut it out, he then confronted Putin again in China and said, 'Stop it or else.' Putin and the Russians quaking away, cowering in laughter at the bravery and courage of Barack Hussein O."
Limbaugh asserted that for four months — August through November — the Obama administration knew exactly what was going on with purported Russian interference, yet did nothing to stop it.
Similarly to what President Donald Donald Trump tweeted early on Monday morning, Limbaugh said, "Obama didn’t choke. He thought Hillary was gonna win! Trump’s exactly right about this. He thought Hillary was gonna win."
He later said, "Folks, let's play this out: what if there is another possibility here explaining why Obama didn't do anything?"
"What if, as the story says, Putin was trying to elect Trump — again, I, on the record think this is bogus, but that's what the story said — what if Obama knew Putin was trying to elect Trump and didn't do anything to stop the Russians because he really didn't want Hillary to win?"
He later added, "This story says Obama was scared to death it could be done, worried very seriously it was being done and decided to do nothing about it. So people are livid at Obama on the left, and that’s gonna be a larger theme going forward as this massive story gets digested by more and more people. But as it gets digested and as more and more people read it and absorb it, it’s going to also be seen for what it is: a giant, big batch of nothing where Trump is concerned. Big batch of nothing."
Listen to more of the full segment in the video below.