Obama: U.S. Will Retaliate Against Russian Hacking
“Some of it may be explicit and publicized; some of it may not be," he added.
“They know with a near certainty that Putin was involved – that’s not something they say lightly,” Richard Clarke, an ABC News consultant who served in the administrations of Presidents Reagan, Clinton and both Bushes. “That's something they say when they do have a smoking gun.”
Indeed, the intelligence community is so convinced that the one-time KGB colonel and master spy is behind the attacks that officials now say he will be a line of inquiry in an FBI investigation into the matter. source
Obama realized from the beginning of this occupation of the White House that he only needed to say two things to avoid being held responsible for his horrible policies, illegal Executive Actions, and his failed version of Socialized medicine, Obamacare. His first line of defense was to blame George Bush, and when that no longer worked he accused his detractors of being racists against a "black president".