Speaking at a press conference on Friday, President Obama made the claim that it was the Russians who were "responsible for hacking the DNC" in the period before the election.
POTUS states as fact that Russia hacked the DNC, an assertion with broad consensus among intel community which PEOTUS continues to question— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) December 16, 2016
The president did not, however, claim that Russia hacked the election. He merely states that the source of the various WikiLeaks emails came from a Russian hack. He did not say that Russia actually changed the results of the election.
Obama made an important distinction saying Russia hacked the DNC, not the election. Nobody arguing that leaked information was made up.— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) December 16, 2016
He also said that he told Russian President Vladimir Putin to "cut it out" back in September.
The WikiLeaks emails were acquired after John Podesta fell for a phishing scheme due to a typo.