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Flashback: Obama bragged he'd have 'flexibility' with Putin after re-election

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Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Barack Obama,Russia,Vladimir Putin
It remains among the most famous secret comments from President Obama caught by a hot mic. "This is my last election," he told former Russian President Dmitri Medvedev during a U.S.-Russia bilateral meeting photo op last summer. "After my election I have more flexibility," Obama added while assuredly grabbing the right arm of his counterpart. Medvedev noted, "I understand. I will transmit this...