House Republicans are demanding answers from President Obama on his alleged secret deal with Russia regarding plans for a U.S. missile defense shield.
Newly re-elected Russian president Vladimir Putin will skip a meeting with Obama to beat back protests at home.
House Speaker John Boehner joined a growing chorus of critics concerned over President Obama’s secret promise of concessions to Russia on missile defense after the November elections. The administration came under fire from an independent, and a senior Pentagon official was sharply questioned at a House hearing.
Russian president Dmitri Medvedev inserted himself into American politics Tuesday, criticizing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over comments Romney made on Russia’s political relationship with the United States.
Criticism mounted Tuesday over President Obama’s secret promise to Russia to be more flexible in missile defense talks after his reelection. Senate leader Jon Kyl led a group of 43 Republican senators in writing the president to voice concerns about future limits on U.S. missile defenses as part of the administration’s conciliatory approach to relations with Moscow.