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President Obama's Press Conference Tomorrow Could Be a Big Deal

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | December 15, 2016 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | December 15, 2016 |

President Obama will be holding a press conference tomorrow at 2:15 EST, before going to Hawaii for a family vacation. The press conference could be routine. But it could be a big fucking deal. We won’t know until 2:15, but here’s some context.

First off, U.S. Intelligence agencies are preparing a report, showing all the times we have been cyber-attacked by foreign governments between 2008 and 2016. This report will come out before Trump’s inauguration, but not before the Electoral College makes its decision. That decision comes on Monday.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, wrote a blistering article in the NYTimes tonight attacking the FBI for its lackadaisical approach to Russian cyberattacks while simultaneously aggressively pursuing Hillary Clinton’s emails, which proved to be nothing.

Here’s where it gets interesting:

This comes on the same day that Donald Trump essentially suggested that the White House is making up all of these cyberattacks — which again, have not only been proven by intelligence communities, but there is also evidence Putin played a direct role — because, he says, the Dems are sore losers.

But Obama did ring the bell in October. But he didn’t ring it as loud as he should have Obama — thinking Clinton would win — decided not to go after the Russians over cyberattacks. That was his bad.

However, the Obama Administration did say today that they believe Putin personally authorized the cyberattacks.

In summary:

In the wake of all of this:

Here’s some hopeful hyperbole. Maybe.

Again, it could be absolutely nothing. Or it could just be Obama expressing deep frustration with Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the facts or to trust in our intelligence agencies. Or he could be straight-up calling out Trump. Or maybe he’s got something on Trump that would be meaningful.

Most likely, it will be something along these lines:

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