Inside the Ring: Obama and Russian Collusion

Former Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev shakes hands with President Barack Obama
Former Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev shakes hands with President Barack Obama / Getty Images

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul provided new clues recently about a controversial open-mic comment in 2012 by President Obama, widely viewed as secret collusion to limit U.S. missile defenses.

A boom microphone overheard Mr. Obama telling then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during a nuclear security summit in Seoul on March 26, 2012, that he was facing his "last election" and as a result would have "more flexibility" once reelected. Mr. Medvedev promised to tell "Vladimir" — Vladimir Putin, the real power in Moscow who would again become president two months after the meeting.

The disclosure set off widespread criticism of the Obama administration amid concerns that the president was preparing to limit American missile defenses in exchange for a Russian agreement to a follow-on strategic arms treaty to the 2010 New START accord.

Read the entire article at the Washington Times.