Rudy Giuliani said today that the new sanctions on Russia, announced yesterday by President Obama, are "almost silly" with just a few weeks to go in his presidency.

The former New York City mayor said Obama "completely double-crossed" Israel last week and the new moves against Russia will take leverage away from the Trump administration.  

"It's not only too little, too late. It's almost silly the way he did it," said Giuliani, adding that he's never seen a sitting U.S. president try to create more problems for his successor. 

Giuliani argued that Obama had 18 months to go after Russia for suspected cyberattacks, but failed to act. He chided Obama for laughing off Mitt Romney in 2012 when the then-presidential candidate warned about Vladimir Putin. 

He suggested that the Trump administration perform new intelligence assessments on Russia, arguing that intelligence has been "flawed" and "politicized" under President Obama. 

"I recommend on day one that he get his intelligence people together and gather all the information independently and then make a decision," said Giuliani.

Watch the full interview above.


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