Obama knew about the Russia collusion hoax. Lisa Page wrote in the text messages to Strzok that she was writing talking points for Obama b/c he wanted to know everything.
So 1) he was aware and
2) he was informed. Clapper also said that Obama was the instigator of the whole hoax. My guess is that there is so much out there, and Trump is about to declassify the FISA application that will lay bare the whole hoax and that it completely implicates Obama in spying on a GOP campaign and on his successor.
Obama knows if the Dems lose the midterms that all of this will be exposed and will ruin his legacy – no drama Obama will be exposed for the fraud he iS.