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Weak Response To Russian Meddling Emboldened Moscow, Official Says

Victoria Nuland, then assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, speaks during a visit to Belgrade in July 2016.

A weak and feckless response by President Obama enabled Russia to not only illegally occupy Crimea with nary a repercussion but enabled Russia to invade Donbas and keep a long-term simmering war in Ukraine as a festering, non-healing wound. 

The 44th President enabled Russia to act loudly, brashly, and boldly, with most actions being illegal, immoral, unethical, and/or without real consequence until after the election was lost in 2016. By then it was far too little, too late, and 44 escaped any responsibility.

This is the first time Obama is being called out on his lack of action and not holding Russia responsible for interfering in the 2016 elections.

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