President Obama admitted that they “sort of choked” on the matter of Russian meddling, with the extent of his response being that he told Putin to face to face to “cut it out” in September of 2016. Their secret weapon? Releasing personal information about Putin’s family, which revealed corruption in Putin’s political party, and even crafting a large cybersecurity exercise as a public threat to Russia. For some reason, that didn’t stop Putin from allowing election interference that year. Strange, huh?
5.) Obama After 2016: ‘We Choked’