Your stand in the matter of election tampering from which side
I don't believe Russia tampered with the election. Obama says the actual election was not tampered with. What he says is the Russians hacked the DNC, Hillary and Gmail. I think the DNC was a leak from inside. Opposition operatives work on both sides.
However, it could have been a hack. Russia hacks countries. The US hacks countries. Russia would not have given them to Assange though. Russia would have used them for blackmail. The DNC stealing the election from Sanders was kind of a big deal. I'm sure Putin would have loved to give Obama a call and tell him he had those.