If Obama told Putin to "cut it out" or "there were going to be serious consequences if he didn't," and it stopped at that point according to Obama, how can he now go back and say there's going to be consequences anyway? (I'm only half serious, but it was the first thing that jumped off the page.)
I know everyone is purely concerned with the sanctity of democracy and not who won the election, but Hillary blaming the leak of these facts without mentioning her own mistakes in campaigning reminds me of coaches blaming the officiating on the final play. Yeah, it certainly changed the outcome, but there were plenty of things they could've done differently that were under their complete control.
Just like the sports analogy, it strikes me as a necessary ritual to get the season ticket holders to buy in for next season. "This team is great, and we would've won if not for those darn refs!"
I can't really blame them.