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Obama caught on mic telling Medvedev things will change AFTER he wins re-election


Caught rotten.
Caught rotten.
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US President Barack Obama has been caught on a hot mic (live mic) telling Russian President Medvedv the truth – that he’ll have more flexibility on security issues after he wins re-relection.

Jake Tapper at ABC has the exchange…

President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defence, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.

President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…

President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.

President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.

Of course, nobody should be surprised by this; this is just reality. But normally politicians aren’t heard spelling out reality so clearly.

Check out a video of the exchange below:

Article by Joe Weisenthal at Business Insider

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