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Former CIA Director: Obama Sanctions Will Have Almost Zero Impact On Russia


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Former CIA Director Michael Morell said the Obama administration’s sanctions directed at Russia for allegedly hacking U.S. political institutions will accomplish virtually nothing and are essentially meaningless.

In an interview with The Cipher Brief published Wednesday, Morell, who served as former acting CIA director in the Obama administration, stated bluntly the new sanctions are “both confusing and weak.”

Last Thursday, President Barack Obama retaliated against Russia by closing down two of its U.S. compounds used for intelligence gathering in Maryland and New York and expelled 35 Russian diplomats. – READ MORE

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