[See NewsBusters for more.] On Tuesday President Biden met with Vladimir Putin to discuss the latter amassing of a potential invasion force on the Ukrainian border. Deadline: White House on MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace wondered if Biden's job has been made more difficult by former President Trump and a "Republican-Russian Alliance" that seeks to serve Russian interests.
Wallace began by asking MSNBC analyst and former Obama Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel, who was on the job during the annexation of Crimea, "Rick, is there a sort of contraction of the options available? Is there a cumulative emboldening of Vladimir Putin from the last four years of the American political landscape? Is any American weakened by coming after Trump?"