With a $60 million book deal, what shall Barack Obama title the opus? A clue comes from the June 23rd article in The Washington Post: “Obama’s Secret Struggle”. The title could be, “My Struggle”. Each chapter could cover various struggles Obama has had. The final chapter would be about his “secret struggle” when he was told about the Russian hackers.
When the book gets translated and published in Germany, its title would be, Mein Kampf (My Struggle).
The RussiaGate labyrinth gets ever more intricate. It began simply enough back in July 2016. Embarrassing DNC emails appeared. A way to distract attention was urgent, with the Democrat Convention just three days away. And so Hillary Clinton’s secret team devised a story more astounding than the emails themselves: We were under secret attack from the Russians!
The RussiaGate labyrinth gets ever more intricate. “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!”
That quote is from a long poem by Sir Walter Scott: Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field. It involves a forged letter by Lord Marmion and his mistress, Constance De Beverley, which falsely implicates Sir Ralph De Wilton in treason. Constance ends up being walled up alive. Marmion dies on the battlefield of Flodden Field. 
Ersjdamoo’s “secret struggle” is to make sense of the lengthy Post article, “Obama’s Secret Struggle.” The 17 U.S. intelligence agencies had been corralled into endorsing what CIA chief John Brennan relayed to then-President Obama in August 2016: That a mole deep inside the Russian government had transmitted news about Russian President Vladimir Putin being involved in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race. (Background: Timeline Of RussiaGate, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, June 26, 2017)
“Despite the intelligence the CIA had produced”, reported the Post, “other agencies were slower to endorse a conclusion that Putin was personally directing the operation and wanted to help Trump.” 
So, in this phase of Obama’s kampf (struggle), he ordered subordinates to “get agencies to agree on the intelligence that Putin was seeking to influence the election.” 
The U.S. spy agencies reached unanimous agreement in late September about RussiaGate.  And so it came to be that the 17 U.S. intelligence agencies all agreed.
Eight gangsters are also emphasized in the Post’s “secret struggle” article. These are referred to as the “Gang of Eight”. They are hardly a “gang” though. This is just some lurid seasoning added to the tale. The dramatic “Gang of Eight” were the majority and minority leaders of both houses and the chairmen and ranking Democrats on the Senate and House intelligence committees.  So what if they gathered together? That does not make them a gang.
Federal Takeover of Voting Systems
With artificially-induced RussiaGate paranoia on the rise, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson attempted to centrally secure U.S. voting systems. But some of the States rejected Johnson’s plan, “calling it a federal takeover.”  Brian Kemp, the Republican secretary of state of Georgia, denounced Johnson’s proposal as an assault on state rights. “I think it was a politically calculated move by the previous administration,” Kemp said, adding that he remains unconvinced that Russia waged a campaign to disrupt the 2016 race. 
——- Sources ——-
 “Marmion (poem)”, Wikipedia, June 26, 2017. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmion_(poem)
 “Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault”, by Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous. The Washington Post, June 23, 2017.
 Graphic: “Secret CIA Report Arrives at the White House”. Included in Washington Post article cited in #2 above.
 “Timeline Of RussiaGate”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, June 26, 2017. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/timeline-of-russiagate/