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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 04:21 PM

Trump Administration Battles New Sanctions on Russia

Source: The Daily Beast

The Trump administration is quietly fighting a new package of sanctions on Russia, The Daily Beast has learned. A Trump State Department official sent a 22-page letter to a top Senate chairman on Tuesday making a wide-ranging case against a new sanctions bill.

Sen. Lindsey Graham—usually a staunch ally of the White House—introduced the legislation earlier this year. It’s designed to punish Russian individuals and companies over the Kremlin’s targeting of Ukraine, as well as its 2016 election interference in the U.S., its activities in Syria, and its attacks on dissidents.

Graham said the legislation’s aggressiveness means it is “the sanctions bill from hell,” per Yahoo Finance. Trump World, meanwhile, says it is a mess.

The administration’s letter says it “strongly opposes” the bill unless it goes through a ton of changes. It argues the legislation is unnecessary and that it would harm America’s European allies––potentially fracturing transatlantic support for current U.S. sanctions on Russia. The bill “risks crippling the global energy, commodities, financial, and other markets,” the letter says, and would target “almost the entire range of foreign commercial activities with Russia.”

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-administration-battles-new-sanctions-on-russia




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demmiblue Dec 18 OP
Karma13612 Dec 18 #1
Karadeniz Dec 18 #2
keithbvadu2 Dec 18 #3
poli-junkie Dec 18 #4
Perseus Dec 18 #5
rpannier Dec 18 #6
ResistantAmerican17 Dec 19 #7
truthisfreedom Dec 19 #8

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 04:31 PM

1. Awwwh

Poor widdle wussia.

Buddy Twump doesn’t want the US picking on his favowit playmate.

Pu-leaze.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 04:52 PM

2. Come on, Trump, earn your keep...

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 04:59 PM

3. He IS earning his keep - for Vlad.

Putting money into Trump was the best investment Putin ever made.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 05:03 PM

4. God damn -- could TrumPutin be more obvious?!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 06:05 PM

5. Well, well, well, little Lindsey does contradict himself, doesn't him?

His daddy is not going to be happy, unless of course this is a trick on all of us.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 07:00 PM

6. that it would harm America's European allies

When has this maladministration shown any concern for them?
Pathetic

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 06:48 AM

7. Best rubles Russia ever spent.... buying the

Republican Party lock, stock, and barrel.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 06:54 AM

8. At least he's transparent.

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