Ok, so when Comey announced that Clinton’s emails were being investigated just days before the election, that was what, exactly? It can’t be both ways. Either they can divulge what they are doing or they can’t, unless you mean to suggest that announcement was at Obama’s direction.
Moreover–and I know you know a lot more about this stuff than I do, and I legit would like to understand it better-- if it were as simple as you made it out to be, how could the intelligence community ever investigate the executive branch, which is happening even as we speak.
Edit: just to be clear, I think there’s a LOT of blame to go around, not just the intelligence community, and ourselves are on the list.