Russia has implemented a travel restriction by banning the entry of 500 US nationals, including former President Barack Obama. AFP News Agency reported the news Friday afternoon on Twitter.
Conflicting interests and differing political ideologies have contributed to an increasingly challenging environment between the US and Russia. The ban on Obama’s entry into Russia can be interpreted as a symbolic action, reflecting Russia’s disapproval of certain policies pursued during his presidency, as well as Biden’s.
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) May 19, 2023
It is worth noting that the timing of the reported ban on former President Barack Obama from Russia aligns with the release of the report by Special Counsel John Durham.
The report focused on investigating the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and the conduct of the FBI and Department of Justice during that period. The report did mention that major Obama administration members, including Vice President Joe Biden, were briefed on Hillary Clinton’s plan to create a false narrative connecting Trump to Russia.
Former CIA Director John Brennan, an outspoken Trump critic, reportedly briefed President Obama on efforts by advisors to Hillary Clinton to “vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by Russian security services.”