The Obama administration, among others, blames Russia for hacking and releasing Democratic Party emails to influence election results.
The point missed by this narrative is that the content of the emails that may have damaged Hillary’s chances was true.
This seems to be a classic case of, “Sorry we got caught (not sorry we did it).”
Why weren’t Republican party emails released? My guess is they would have shown largely the same behavior — a party protecting its insiders.
By the time of the election, the outsider already beat the insiders so that was uninteresting and not relevant.