One thing cannot be denied: Former President Barack Obama looks just plain bad. On his watch, the Russians meddled in our democracy while his administration did nothing about it. The Mueller report flatly states: Russia began interfering in American democracy in 2014. Obama was elected in 2016. He served as president from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017. Beginning in 2014 and over the next couple of years, the Russian effort blossomed into a robust attempt to interfere in our 2016 presidential election. The Obama administration knew this was going on and yet did nothing. In 2016, Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice told her staff to “stand down” and “knock it off” as they drew up plans to “strike back” against the Russians, according to an account from Michael Isikoff and David Corn in their book “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump”.

Why did Obama go soft on Russia? Go ask him. Go ahead… Ask him why he was soft on Russia and why he never uttered a word that it was him not Donald Trump who accommodated the Russians. Given Obama’s record on Russia, one operating theory is that his people needed a smokescreen to obscure just how wrong they were. So they blamed Trump. Bastards.

If you consider Russian election interference a crisis for our democracy, then you cannot read the Mueller report, adding it to the available public evidence, and conclude anything other than Barack Obama spectacularly failed America.