I don't think he understood the resolve to get rid of him, if he even realized it.
Obama planted those assets to take down whoever the GOP president was, should one get elected. Insurance policy to make sure the socialist insurrection went full steam ahead.
The fact that the most loudmouth Dems, thinking they had all but gotten rid of Trump, wanted to go after Pence next.
We've heard a lot about indictable evidence being all but served from Rudolf, but... I'll believe it when I see it. If he's hoping that the left will back off because of his poker hand, he's sadly mistaken. They just lost the last hand, but are upping the ante on what they perceive to be his bluff.