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Claims of Obama's ‘secret deal’ with Russia draw Democrats’ ire
The Hill ^ | 05/19/12 01:45 PM ET | Jeremy Herb

Posted on 05/19/2012 6:11:19 PM PDT by BradtotheBone

Democrats are crying foul over GOP suggestions that President Obama has a “secret deal” on missile defense with Russia.

The fight began in March, when a hot mic at a summit caught Obama telling then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he’d have more “flexibility” on the issue after the election. Medvedev famously responded that he would transmit that information to Vladimir Putin, who is now Russia's president.

Republicans immediately attacked Obama for making a secret deal, and they used this week’s floor debate on the Defense authorization bill to highlight their argument. No one in Congress has been more vocal about Obama’s comments than Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio), who chairs the Armed Services subcommittee that deals with missile defense.

Turner mentioned a secret deal seven times during the committee mark-up of the Defense bill last week, and he took up the same line of criticism on the House floor Thursday.

“The issue of the president’s secret deal with the Russians is not really one that’s open to interpretation,” Turner said. “When we ask what are the terms of this deal, Mr. President, the terms that you won’t let the American public see, he says nothing.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: dmitrymedvedev; flexible; flexible4vlad; flexiblepostelection; flexigullibility; hotmic; medvedev; message2vlad; missiledefense; obamanation; openmic; russia; spaceforyou

1 posted on 05/19/2012 6:11:24 PM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

Good Mike!

NOW DON’T BACK DOWN AND DON’T APOLOGIZE!!!!!


2 posted on 05/19/2012 6:13:02 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: BradtotheBone

You can tell you’re over a valuable target when the flack starts getting really heavy...


3 posted on 05/19/2012 6:25:12 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: BradtotheBone
Hussein got caught.

The 'Rats hate it when they get caught.

4 posted on 05/19/2012 6:28:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BradtotheBone

We at FR always knew he’d betray America.


5 posted on 05/19/2012 6:33:43 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: BradtotheBone; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge; TigersEye; GeronL; blam; SunkenCiv; SJackson; SandRat; ..

The Kenyan is not to be trusted.....


6 posted on 05/19/2012 6:54:09 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: BradtotheBone

And we’re having USA-Russian Military exercises in the USA?? What the hell is going on.


7 posted on 05/19/2012 6:55:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BradtotheBone
White House Legislative Affairs Director Rob Nabors sent Turner a letter in April responding to the congressman, who had asked for an explanation of Obama’s hot mic comments. “It is no secret that this effort will be more complicated during election years in both the United States and Russia,” Nabors wrote in the letter obtained by The Hill.

In Russia? He said "my election", not "the eleictions" or "our elections". There was nothing to suggest he wanted any concessions from Putin.

8 posted on 05/19/2012 7:02:43 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest.


9 posted on 05/19/2012 8:38:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BradtotheBone

Obama’s meaning is clear and obvious.


10 posted on 05/19/2012 10:41:14 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now (Barack Obama abhors inconvenient truths and handles them with more lies.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Another reason to quit the constant attacks on Romney...now excuse me while I go and put on my flame-retardant suit....


11 posted on 05/20/2012 6:32:34 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Putin is going to be pissed if the kenyan does not win in November.


12 posted on 05/20/2012 12:41:43 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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