People people people….we ARE in an election year (or will be in a few days). OF COURSE the dems are going to try to pin this on the republican pres. They ARE trying to win an election. If something like this comes up, OF COURSE they are going to try to spin it to their advantage. And I have no doubt that if the tables were turned, and we had a demecratic pres. and a bunch republicans gunning for office, the repubs wouldn’t hesitate to use the story to their advantage either. That’s how campaigning (and politics) works (fortunately or unfortunately) in this country.