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Now we know. It was President Obama who sparked the whole mess. The Russia collusion claims, the spying on the Trump campaign, the special counsel, the focus on the Trump campaign’s connection to Russia rather than Hillary Clinton’s.

That’s according to talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh, who Thursday cited former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper claim that Obama ordered the crucial intelligence assessment.

“With respect to the Russian meddling, “Clapper said, “if it weren’t for President Obama, we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set off a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today, notably Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.

“President Obama is responsible for that and it was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place. I think that’s an important point when it comes to critiquing President Obama,” said the former DNI.

Limbaugh reacted: “Wait a minute. Did he really mean to say this? Did he really mean to say that Obama ordered all of this? Because that’s what he said. You heard him. ‘President Obama is responsible for that.’ ‘We set off a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today,’ i.e., Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.”

Limbaugh continued: “When did the Russians interfere in our elections? Can somebody tell me the year? What year are we talking about? Come on. It’s real simple. What year did the Russians tamper in our elections? What’s the allegation? Very good, 2016. That was the election they tampered in. Who was president in 2016. Barack Hussein O. Who was head of the CIA in 2016? John Brennan. Who was the director national intelligence in 2016? That would be James Clapper. Who was head of the FBI in 2016? Comey. Preceded by Robert Mueller.

“So now it’s two years later, it’s 2018, and all of those people are blaming who for all of this? Donald Trump. Obama was president. Brennan was at the CIA. Clapper, director national intelligence. Mueller and Comey at the FBI. That’s when the Russians were supposedly meddling and tampering. That’s supposedly where the collusion was going on. They were all in power letting the Russians get away with it. They knew it. Clapper just said Obama tasked us with finding this out. Obama told his cyber chief to stand down when they found out about the Russians meddling. How is any of this Donald Trump’s fault?”

Limbaugh explained that what’s happening in the United States is part of a plan.

“If the losers think they were cheated, then you have an ongoing complaint about the electoral system and its integrity, and that’s exactly what’s happening here. The Democrat Party is personally doing more to attack the integrity and honor of our elections than anything Vladimir Putin could have dreamed of while riding around shirtless on one of his horses on the way to one of the oligarchs’ yachts for a Fourth of July fireworks celebration. And that’s just the way it is.”

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