This speaks for itself:
(You’ll need to get about 4 1/2 minutes into the video to get to that particular question and response.)
I’ve been predicting this kind of thing since before the election. I’ve also observed that, as President, Barack Obama is caught in the middle on this. As a liberal, putting these people on trial in effect moves forward the criminalisation of his political opponents, which is an ideal situation for him. As chief executive, he knows that such proceedings could be used against him and his officials if and only if the political winds reverse themselves. To guarantee the latter won’t happen, he must make the former work completely, and that’s a big gamble, even in this current, one-sided political climate.
Note: make no mistake, proceedings such as this are very much “victor’s justice,” as has been the case since the end of World War II (see this piece on that subject.)