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Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:45 AM

McConnell: Bill Blocking Trump From Easing Russia Sanctions Not 'Necessary'

Source: Talking Points Memo



By CAITLIN MACNEAL Published FEBRUARY 16, 2017, 8:40 AM EST

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has signaled that he will not support bipartisan legislation announced yesterday that would prevent President Donald Trump from rolling back sanctions on Russia.

"I donít think thatís necessary at this point," McConnell told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published Wednesday evening. He did add that he would "certainly encourage" Trump to leave sanctions in place.

The legislation announced yesterday would require Trump to wait 120 days before changing sanctions and would allow Congress to pass a resolution preventing the President from easing sanctions against Russia. The measure would also codify certain sanctions against Russia that are already in place.

The majority leader also emphasized to the Wall Street Journal that he still does not support forming a special committee to investigate the Trump administration's communications with Russian officials in the wake of Michael Flynn's resignation as national security adviser. McConnell has backed an investigation led by the Senate Intelligence Committee. ďYou have a select committee when you think you canít handle it with the existing structure,Ē he told the Wall Street Journal.

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Reply McConnell: Bill Blocking Trump From Easing Russia Sanctions Not 'Necessary' (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2017 OP
titaniumsalute Feb 2017 #1
50 Shades Of Blue Feb 2017 #2
shraby Feb 2017 #3
INdemo Feb 2017 #6
dem4decades Feb 2017 #4
NanceGreggs Feb 2017 #5
dalton99a Feb 2017 #11
oasis Feb 2017 #7
muntrv Feb 2017 #8
Botany Feb 2017 #9
manchu Feb 2017 #10
tblue37 Feb 2017 #12
cstanleytech Feb 2017 #13

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:48 AM

1. As usual he's a piece of shit boot licker

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:50 AM

2. Not hard to read between the lines!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:50 AM

3. He's been in on this from the start. That's why he wouldn't confirm Obama's pick for the supremes.

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Response to shraby (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:05 AM

6. With that the spineless Democrats should have fought like hell

to make sure Obama's SC nominee was given a confirmation hearing and vote...and now
it looks like the heat is off Trump and the treasonous Repukes might just get their way.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 10:51 AM

4. McConnell is on board with all the Russian bullshit.

What is his connection?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:05 AM

5. Double-edged sword.

Backing such legislation would be admitting that Trump has the intention of lifting/easing sanctions, and has to be prevented from doing so.

On the other hand, no such legislation means that Trump is free to lift sanctions - but if he actually does do so, it will strengthen the case that he is colluding with Putin.

It's a lose/lose situation for the GOP either way.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:43 PM

11. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:07 AM

7. "I'm much obliged ta Trump, he gave muh wife Elaine a job".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:09 AM

8. Translation: Mitch wants to sweep this under the rug.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 11:50 AM

9. IOW

Mitch was in on the fix. How come he was so sure that after the election
he would have a new person to be picked for the SCOTUS?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2017, 09:16 PM

10. How many guys do the Russians have their hooks into?

I have some experience in these matters and let me first say the GRU plays for keeps. They always have more than one asset in a location at any given time so to think it ends at Flynn is erroneous. I think whatever the Russians found when they hacked the RNC was so bad it could send some folks to prison or end careers. I think McConnell has been co opted, to go along with Rand Paul and some other senior Repub leadership. Watch the ones who are silent or doing their best to change the subject. There is something there, especially since these guys wanted such strong action against Russia. Scary times indeed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:30 AM

12. Turtle doesn't want to annoy the Russians, since they probably have compromising

info on him from hacked emails or other forms of surveillance.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:20 AM

13. Why does it smell more and more like its the Repugnants in Congress that are

the ones working with Russia and using Trump as a convenient patsy to take the heat?
Dont get me wrong, I think Trump should be removed from office still because he has proven himself to be mentally unfit to be President but as for the Russia dealings I am thinking its more of some of the Repugnants in Congress who might have been helping them do things like hacking into the DNC and stealing Hillarys emails.
After all the Repugnant party does have a history of breaking and entering so whats a little treason?

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