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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:54 AM

140 House Dems urge Trump to impose Russia sanctions

Source: The HILL



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A group of 140 House Democrats on Monday wrote to President Trump to urge him to impose sanctions on Russia in response to its interference campaign in the 2016 election.

"Your actions over the last year have shown that you will constantly excuse President [Vladimir] Putin and deny his well established assistance to your campaign in 2016," the letter states.

"With this latest action, you are ignoring the law and the prerogatives of a coequal branch of government and letting Russia know you will do nothing to stop additional interference in our elections," it continues.

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, led Democrats in the letter in calling for Trump to implement sanctions that Congress overwhelmingly approved last year.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/378002-140-house-dems-urge-trump-to-impose-russia-sanctions?amp&__twitter_impression=true

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Reply 140 House Dems urge Trump to impose Russia sanctions (Original post)
laserhaas Mar 2018 OP
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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:07 AM

1. If he does not comply, can he be compelled to act by supreme court?


or is there another remedy?

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:34 AM

2. Keep up the pressure. It's so fucking obvious Trump is a traitor.

The current GOP is the worst thing that has ever happened to the U.S.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:38 AM

3. Laying the groundwork....

for more anti-Trump/GOP ads for the mid-term elections, maybe? Get him on record refusing to implement the lawfully mandated sanctions Congress enacted last year. Those Representatives tying their coat-tails to Trump would have a tough time explaining this.

I don't know that it would make a difference though. From what I've read Trumptards think Putin is a really great guy too, just like their "president". They love the way Putin assassinates or imprisons his political foes, and wish out loud that Trump should have those same powers in our country. These people are absolutely insane.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:41 AM

4. US Constitution Article II, section 3

"he (the President )shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed,"

https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleii

The President does not have the choice to ignore a law and to fail to execute it.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:11 AM

5. Why isn't it unanimous?

Which Democrats think not imposing sanctions and ignoring the law is a good idea?

I expect it of the Republicans.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:24 AM

6. Dems are NW lambasting GOP for shutting down inquiry

Dems blast House Intel Republicans for ending Russia probe

Democrats say Republicans put protecting the president over finding the truth when the GOP on the House Intelligence Committee decided to wrap up their Russia investigation.

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