It really doesn’t matter whether columnist Ted R. Bromund of The Heritage Foundation thinks the Obama administration was soft on Russia [“So, you worry about Putin,” Opinion, Jan. 30].

At least no one thought that President Barack Obama might be personally financially beholden to the Russian government, or even possibly being blackmailed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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When it comes to Russian influence, this attempt at deflection is pathetic.

Ann Kemler, Long Beach