“What is it about our political system that made us vulnerable to these kinds of potential manipulations? How it is that a presidential election of such importance . . . with so many big issues at stake and such a contrast between the candidates, came to be dominated by a bunch of these leaks”?

President Obama raised these questions at his press conference last week when asked about the Russian government’s efforts to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. They deserve far greater scrutiny than they’ve received.