That's how I feel. The only thing I can't seem to justify is when he tried to drive her off the road in the Pilot- he didn't just tap her car, he full on rammed it. I'm thinking maybe it's because he was sure she'd be able to hold her own? Still a little fishy.
Yeah he did seem to be really trying to hurt her. Then again it also seemed that Loeb was really trying to hurt her as well, but if we can trust him (which I am not sure) he was trying to help. So it could all be a part of the you never know who to trust aspect of the show. I think John has told Olivia the truth, and I think his part is done and over with now.