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This may be the wildest thing we’ve read all week, and it’s only Wednesday.

To sum it up: Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign team reportedly blames former President Barack Obama for their stunning loss last November, arguing that his White House didn’t do enough to combat the negative press resulting from her email scandal and from the allegedly Russian-led hacks.

“We have heard from numerous, anguished people in Clinton-land blaming Obama – more than Putin, FBI Director James Comey or, um, Hillary herself – for the defeat,” Axios’ Mike Allen reported Tuesday.

The reported explained:

Clintonites feel that if Obama had come out early and forcefully with evidence of Russian interference in the campaign, and perhaps quicker sanctions, she might be president today. His caution, they argue, allowed the public to have a foggy sense of clear, calculated, consistent Russian meddling in the campaign.
We can’t stress enough how upset some Democrats are. It’s testing relationships between Clinton and Obama loyalists. It’s making efforts to form a new Trump opposition coalition harder.

If true, this is about par for the course. Since her stunning loss on Nov. 8, Clinton and her team have pointed the finger at everyone and everything except for themselves.

One Clinton backer told Axios, “The White House was like everyone else: They thought she’d win anyway. … If he had done more, it might have lessened a lot of aggrieved feelings, although I don’t think it would have altered the outcome. The Russia thing was like a spy novel, and anything he had said or done would have helped get people to believe it was real.”

Obama, for his part, has maintained since the election that he kept a careful distance from the hacking news and claims of rigged elections so as not to taint the integrity of the election with grandstanding.

The ongoing suggestion from Team Clinton that leaked emails, which came from Democratic National Committee staffers and her campaign chairman, John Podesta, cost her the election is an interesting one, to say the least.

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A fun exercise would be to ask ardent Clintonites to name the exact email(s) that made her lose Ohio by 10 points. It’d also be fun to ask them which of the following led to Clinton’s loss in Wisconsin: Leaked DNC communications or the fact she didn’t once campaign in the Badger State during the general election.

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