Trump plans to sign new Russia sanctions bill, White House says
President Trump plans to sign a law to impose new punitive sanctions on Russia for the election interference, the White House said Friday, ending hopes of starting again with Moscow came walking.
Trump has opposed legislation as an offense in the executive, but was met with the certainty of a shameful breach of Congress if he opposed the veto.
The announcement came just hours after the Russian government announced that it seized diplomatic property in the United States and expelled a large number of US diplomats.
Russia’s participation was in response to the sanctions law passed by Congress on Thursday. This marked a loss of Russian President Vladimir Poutine’s patience with the administration’s inability to change Trump’s turbulent relations between the two nuclear powers which are at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War.
The legislation threatens Trump’s power to impose earlier punitive measures taken by the United States. In response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine – Putin’s top priority in any new version of the US relationship. And Russia.
“President Donald J. Trump has read the first drafts of the bill and negotiated essential elements,” a White House statement said. “The final version has now been revised and, depending on its capacity to respond to its negotiations, the bill is approved and it intends to sign it.”
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It was unclear what influence the White House would say Trump had wielded. The bill still includes the mandatory review of regulation by Congress on sanctions.
Trump could veto the law as a sign of Moscow for his continued interest in closer, knowing Congress would easily replace its action. The signing of the bill recognizes that its goal of improving relations with Moscow on ice.
Russia’s expulsion order could affect tens or even hundreds of diplomats and other embassy personnel, and Moscow officials have recently indicated that the measure was imminent.
President Barack Obama has expelled Russian diplomats and ordered the seizure of Russian assets in the US. At the end of his term in office, in response to the conclusion by US intelligence that Russia had hampered during the 2016 presidential elections to damage Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and help Trump to be elected.
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Putin refused to meet eye for an eye expulsions, a gesture for the president-elect and his commitment as a candidate to try to repair relations with the Kremlin.