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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:17 PM

Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley's announcement

Source: Washington Post

President Trump on Monday put the brakes on a preliminary plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia, walking back a Sunday announcement by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley that the Kremlin had swiftly denounced as “international economic raiding.”

Preparations to punish Russia anew for its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government over the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria caused consternation at the White House. Haley said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” that sanctions on Russian companies behind the equipment related to Assad’s alleged chemical weapons attack would be announced Monday by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

But as officials in Moscow condemned the planned sanctions as overly punitive, Trump conferred with his national security advisers later Sunday and told them he was upset the sanctions were being officially rolled out because he was not yet comfortable executing them, according to several people familiar with the plan.

Administration officials said the economic sanctions were under serious consideration, along with other measures that could be taken against Russia, but said Trump had not given final authorization to implement them. Administration officials said Monday it was unlikely Trump would approve any additional sanctions without another triggering event by Russia, describing the strategy as being in a holding pattern.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-puts-the-brake-on-new-russian-sanctions-reversing-haleys-announcement/2018/04/16/ac3ad4f8-417f-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html



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Reply Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley's announcement (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Apr 2018 OP
dmosh42 Apr 2018 #1
pnwest Apr 2018 #2
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2018 #6
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2018 #15
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2018 #14
Lonestarblue Apr 2018 #16
NickB79 Apr 2018 #24
MBS Apr 2018 #25
dchill Apr 17 #31
Cattledog Apr 2018 #3
unblock Apr 2018 #4
Achilleaze Apr 2018 #5
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2018 #7
PearliePoo2 Apr 2018 #8
Tommy_Carcetti Apr 2018 #9
MBS Apr 2018 #26
pbmus Apr 2018 #10
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2018 #11
democrank Apr 2018 #12
Upstate One Apr 2018 #13
kennetha Apr 2018 #17
BumRushDaShow Apr 2018 #19
videohead5 Apr 2018 #18
LiberalFighter Apr 2018 #20
SunSeeker Apr 2018 #21
iluvtennis Apr 2018 #22
Mc Mike Apr 2018 #23
Bavorskoami Apr 2018 #27
riversedge Apr 2018 #28
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2018 #29
DeminPennswoods Apr 2018 #30
Abu Pepe Apr 17 #32

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:20 PM

1. Thank you comrade Trump, for supporting Russian Federation, you bloated pig!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:20 PM

2. It is something waaaaaaaaaaaaay more serious than peepee tapes that

Russia is holding on Trump. He's scared shitless of Putin! It must be really bad.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:24 PM

6. We know he owes Putin 1.7 billion, what other than pee pee tapes can it be?

Linked to murder?

Has to be bad, that much is for sure.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:38 PM

15. First I hear a dollar figure assigned to that. Do you have a reference?

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Response to pnwest (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:37 PM

14. At this point, most shock about pee tape would be blackmail angle, not the "sex act".


Evangelicals would explain away the moral contradictions against their "values".

TrumpLickers would say they don't care because the Wall.

Progressives would say perverts can watch consenting adult acts if nobody is injured.

But many (most?) Americans would say that it would prove the Steele dossier and be indicative of a lot of blackmail and skulduggery.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:49 PM

16. Proof of money laundering.

Putin and his buddies have probably supported Trump’s lavish lifestyle for years, but Putin does not seem the type to not document every transaction. Domstic and international money laundering is illegal, and Putin can treaten to supply proof against Trump or his kids to U.S. intelligence. Or he might be threatening to stop funding the Trump family lifestyle. Trump’s businesses are not doing so well (as in Panama), although he has been making millions from donors and taxpayers. The Kushner family also lives on borrowed money. It probably wouldn’t take a lot for their financial house of cards to collapse.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 05:49 PM

24. Russian mafia.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 06:20 PM

25. I agree. n/t

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Response to pnwest (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 01:56 PM

31. I concur with urinalysis!

BAD!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:21 PM

3. Putin must have been about to release something!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:21 PM

4. no puppet! no puppet! you're the puppet!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:22 PM

5. Surprise, surprise. KGOP republicans sold out America to Russia

and continue to prop up the ignoble Comrade Casino, republican draft-Dodger-in-Chief.

republicans = Traitors to America

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:25 PM

7. Every morning when one of them wakes up they have the CHOICE not to support

the traitor.

But they keep supporting him. They cant be anything but traitors themselves.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:27 PM

8. "upset the sanctions were being officially rolled out because he was not yet comfortable"


Well imagine THAT? Scared yet donald?

Vlad is already PISSED. The sanctions were supposed to be lifted by now and everybody making tons of dirty money.

That's why Putin hooked up with this fool in the first place. I'd be nervous if I were you donald!

Have another bucket of KFC, maybe that'll help settle your nerves! Wash it down with two scoops...



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:28 PM

9. I want to say this is unbelievable, but this is all too believable. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 06:21 PM

26. + 100 n/t

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:30 PM

10. Soon....

v

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:31 PM

11. Trump always says both sides of any policy; depends on who he spoke to in last 10 minutes. . . . .nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:32 PM

12. Perhaps Trump is worried that someone he needs at the moment

might get thrown off a DC balcony.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:36 PM

13. This guy is a traitor

 

He is compromised.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:55 PM

17. As if we needed even more proof

Oh Vlad, has the Orange One by the balls!

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Response to kennetha (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:42 PM

19. Haven't seen you posting in awhile

(at least where I must be reading)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:35 PM

18. Very simple

If Cohen was meeting in Prague with Putin's people than Putin can pretty much end Trumps presidency.the reason he has not already done it is because Pence would be worse than Trump for Putin.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:53 PM

20. This needs to be highlighted over and over DT's connection with the Russians

as well as other Republicans.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:12 PM

21. Traitor to America. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:22 PM

22. Putin's fkn Puppet, inside and out.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 05:09 PM

23. Natch. rec Nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 06:56 PM

27. Who can give a summary of Trump's handling of sanctions?

After delaying for over a year imposing sanctions that the House and Senate overwhelmingly supported, Trump made a half-baked response. Then he recently imposed sanctions on some oligarchs after they had a year to hide their assets. Have the sanctions that he did eventually impose even rise to the level of what Congress was asking for? And how about these sanctions that Haley was talking about. Are these things that would have been imposed a year ago if Trump did what Congress wanted?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:42 PM

28. Didn't Trump publicly humilate Haley once before. I vaguely remember

something but not much.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 08:43 PM

29. Pee pee tape

Or something like that

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 08:47 PM

30. Putin must've picked up the red phone

and reminded Trump of all the "kompromat" Russia has on him.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 02:00 PM

32. no puppet

no puppet

you're the puppet

Future generations will wonder how we (somewhere between a third and a half of us, anyway) were so incredibly fucking stooopid.

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