WATCH: President Obama Scolds Media for Coverage of Hillary Clinton Emails

During a press conference from the White House today, President Barack Obama criticized reporters for their coverage of the leaked Democratic National Committee emails.

This came during the president’s final press conference of 2016, and possibly the final press conference of his presidency. Obama was asked about Russia’s role in the presidential election and the leaking of private emails related to the Hillary Clinton campaign, and he placed much of the blame on the media. 

“This was an obsession that dominated the news coverage,” Obama said. “So I do think it’s worth reflecting on how a presidential election, at such a moment, with such important issues at stake…came to be dominated by a bunch of these leaks.”

Obama went on to say that the coverage of Hillary Clinton during the election was “troubling.” When asked if Clinton lost because of the leaked DNC e-mails, Obama dodged the question and said he would let the pundits handle that.

At this conference, Obama also defended his administration’s response to the leaks and said that he told Vladimir Putin to “cut it out.”

 

President-Elect Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that he doubts that Russia was actually behind any hacking that took place during the 2016 presidential election. He also questioned why this issue was not brought up prior to the election even though it was; the topic was raised repeatedly, including during a presidential debate.

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Anonymous

Oooooooh…..obama doesn’t like when leaks are aired through HIS corrupt media. Hillary is a piece of shit and you can’t be out soon enough. You have purposely ruined this country.

Nobody

Yes you said it !
They’re little gun dealer in Benghazi gone bad and got people killed so the Obama Administration can help our enemies with weapons.
It wasn’t Russia that hacked us !
We hacked ourselves !
You suppose the FBI and the CIA and the justice department we’re not working together of course they were; but !
There are still some members of those groups that love this country and haven’t sold out !!
So,if you’re looking for the hacker look to our own government.
They’ll never come forward but for those in the FBI and the CIA and the justice department that stood fast to save our country.
I would like to say thank you !
For exposing the corruption !
Exposing their plan to throw the United States in the toilet.

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