Friday, August 4, 2017

Trump Reluctantly Signs Russia Sanctions Bill With Reservations

Get ready for another fight between both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue on sanctions, even if it may take a while to materialize. Earlier today, Donald Trump signed the bill passed on a nearly unanimous vote in both chambers of Congress last week that punishes Russia for its interference in the 2016 election. However, Trump made it clear that he intends to push back on many parts of the new law, especially when it comes to presidential prerogatives and Congressional jurisdiction:
President Trump today signed a bill aimed at punishing Russia for its interference in the 2016 election despite his reservations to tighten sanctions against Moscow.
The legislation was passed with rare and overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress last week.
The bill limits the president’s ability to lift or waive sanctions against Russia and keeps in place sanctions the Obama administration imposed last year. It also allows the U.S. to deny entry and revoke visas for individuals who have engaged in certain activities, such as selling arms to the Syrian government or abusing human rights.
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