On Monday's edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, Rush Limbaugh theorized that the reason President Obama didn't do anything to stop Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election is because he secretly didn't want Hillary Clinton to be president. "People had that theory bandied about before the election," Rush noted.
More on the topic from Monday's Rush Limbaugh program:
RUSH LIMBAUGH: RUSH: So 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.
At the end of it all Obama decided to do nothing other than call 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.
For four months — August, September, October, November — they knew this was going on, as far as this story is concerned, at the end of it all, did nothing to stop it. The story even has that quote from an Obama administration insider saying, “Yep, we choked,” and that’s what Trump is saying. He didn’t choke. Obama didn’t choke. He thought Hillary was gonna win! Trump’s exactly right about this. He thought Hillary was gonna win.
They all did. If they go public with what the Russians are doing, colluding in the election, they’re gonna make it look like that Hillary was benefited by this or that the effort was curtailed and stopped and Hillary won because of it, and they didn’t want to get in the way. They didn’t want to taint Hillary’s victory ’cause they all thought she was gonna win in a landslide. I will submit to you the real reason Obama didn’t do anything is ’cause there wasn’t anything to do, because the Russians weren’t tampering with the election. They were not tampering with the votes, as the Washington Post story again claims. As every story on this subject has had to claim for the last six months, no evidence to suggest.
And Obama even during this period of time, during these four months was telling the people of America, it can’t happen, the Russians cannot successfully tamper with our elections, they’re too widespread, it’s too diverse. There are too many precincts, too many counties, the Electoral College, you wouldn’t know where to go to hack. Obama assuring everybody it couldn’t be done.
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.