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Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:19 PM

White House to Congress: Russia sanctions not needed now

Last edited Tue Jan 30, 2018, 05:59 PM - Edit history (2)

Source: Politico

The Trump administration informed lawmakers Monday that new Russia sanctions called for in a bipartisan bill passed last year are not necessary yet because the measure is already "serving as a deterrent."

The announcement came as lawmakers in both parties nudged the administration to implement sanctions legislation that passed overwhelmingly in July — with only five no votes in both the House and Senate. The sanctions bill requires the imposition of penalties by Monday against entities doing "significant" business with Moscow's defense and intelligence sectors, unless Congress is notified that prospective targets are "substantially reducing" that business.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/29/russia-sanctions-white-house-congress-376813

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Reply White House to Congress: Russia sanctions not needed now (Original post)
Lions_fan Jan 29 OP
Matthew28 Jan 29 #1
itcfish Jan 30 #28
unblock Jan 29 #2
rurallib Jan 29 #3
brush Jan 29 #12
Iliyah Jan 29 #4
Botany Jan 29 #5
RDANGELO Jan 29 #6
Ccarmona Jan 29 #11
BigmanPigman Jan 29 #7
Freethinker65 Jan 29 #8
dchill Jan 30 #26
left-of-center2012 Jan 29 #9
cstanleytech Jan 29 #10
FakeNoose Jan 30 #27
FSogol Jan 29 #13
Miigwech Jan 29 #14
blueinredohio Jan 29 #15
BumRushDaShow Jan 29 #17
JDC Jan 29 #16
Angry Dragon Jan 29 #18
Cosmocat Jan 30 #25
Sophia4 Jan 29 #19
More_Cowbell Jan 29 #20
Lions_fan Jan 29 #21
progree Jan 29 #22
orangecrush Jan 29 #23
ffr Jan 30 #24

Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:21 PM

1. Wow, talk about

slapping the congress in the face and telling them that you have no power.

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Response to Matthew28 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 12:46 PM

28. He Must Feel

Very secure that congress will not do anything to him.

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:23 PM

2. Thats some spin! Yeah, not enforcing a law is a real deterrent!

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:23 PM

3. gee, what a surprise. Who wrote the memo - Putin?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:46 PM

12. Yep, trump got his marching orders.

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:28 PM

4. Well I already knew and in my eyes this is further

confirmation that t-rump and cronies, including Nunes and Ryan are with the Russians.

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:28 PM

5. Former National Security Council member: Trump was - and is still likely - 'a tool of the Russians'

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017477247

Russia's goal; "undermining U.S. democracy by polarizing the American constituency"


“I think I’ll leave that to Bob Mueller to answer,” Vinograd replied. “What I do think is, we already know from the intelligence community — and the entire intelligence community agrees on this — is that Donald Trump was Russia’s preferred candidate. Now that is not because any kind of personal love for Donald Trump. It is because they viewed him and his election as being more preferable to advancing their policies and to advancing their mission again of undermining U.S. democracy by polarizing the American constituency and decreasing American leverage around the world, and that is what Vladimir Putin wants.”

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:31 PM

6. I am at work. Are CNN or MSNBC talking about this , or just the memo.

The timing of this is really suspicious.

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Response to RDANGELO (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:38 PM

11. Not So Far on MSNBC

Talking about Trump’s pending testimony; how the memo and the Repugs Investigation of the FBI/DOJ will be used to delay it.

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:33 PM

7. I AM FURIOUS!!!!!

I read this on DU this morning and just heard this on MSNBC. OUTRAGEOUS! I am embarrassed to be an American. I am thoroughly disgusted with this country for electing a criminal and for electing GOP enablers which makes the GOP criminals as well. No one is even putting this on TV much since the planned DISTRACTION of the "memo" is all consuming on the MSM.

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:36 PM

8. MRGA

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 08:07 AM

26. Or MARA.

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:37 PM

9. "should sanctions be imposed, they would primarily be on non-Russian entities"

In other words,
Trump wants y'all to leave the Russians alone !

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:38 PM

10. Putin must have called this in as part payment for his help. nt

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 08:38 AM

27. It was the original reason for the Russian collusion

Trump agreed to lift the sanctions if he got Putin's help in getting elected. This was laid out in the Steele dossier and there was a tape made in 2016 (I believe it's an audiotape not video) of Trump agreeing to that. The tape was hand-delivered early in 2016, supposedly by Jared Kushner. I believe he gave it to Felix Sater who then gave it to Putin. The question is whether a copy of the same tape is in existence, and does Mueller have it?


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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:49 PM

13. Translation: Putin said No.

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:52 PM

14. Traitor. Blackmailed criminal!

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 08:59 PM

15. Since it was passed by a majority in congress (bipartisan) will they do anything now?

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 09:06 PM

17. They (the GOP) will probably "slow-walk" a response. nt

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 09:00 PM

16. A traitor to the USA. Pure and simple.

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 09:07 PM

18. TREASON

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 07:02 AM

25. Yep

open, out and out.

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 09:13 PM

19. Are Trump's statements signs of collusion?

Are they collusion itself?

What more do we need?

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 09:36 PM

20. I'm thinking of this headline in the active, not passive, voice:

Trump has notified Congress that HE WILL NOT IMPLEMENT SANCTIONS.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #20)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 09:40 PM

21. Headline

I haven't posted here in a long time. I didn't want to break any headline rules, I usually post on Reddit and they're pretty strict about headlines over there. I tried to copy most of her Tweet to make the headline.

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 09:53 PM

22. No sanctions needed. The record-size polar ice caps are punishment enough,

covering huge areas of northern Russia. That's why we elected a stable genius.

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/371129-trump-polar-ice-caps-are-at-a-record-level

{sarcasm thingy}

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 10:12 PM

23. O.K.


Rule of law is dead.

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Response to Lions_fan (Original post)

Tue Jan 30, 2018, 02:22 AM

24. Quid Pro Quo, direct from Putin himself.

There's no other way to interpret tRump's traitorous actions!

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