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Fri Mar 23, 2018, 11:33 PM

Congress Snuck New Russia Sanctions Into Spending Bill

Who wants to tell him?

Buried in the massive $1.3 trillion spending bill that Congress is considering this week are strict new punishments against Russia, in what lawmakers and aides say is a message to President Donald Trump to reconsider his relaxed posture toward Moscow.

The legislation, which Trump was always expected to sign, includes restrictions that bar many federal agencies from engaging financially or otherwise with the Kremlin and its backers on a number of fronts. Lawmakers from both parties viewed those provisions and others as an opportunity to enshrine new punishments against Vladimir Putin’s regime at a time when the Trump administration has taken heat for its refusal to immediately and fully implement mandatory sanctions and other punishments.

“Those [sanctions] were a good first step. But I do think that these newer sanctions hopefully put a little more bite to it. And frankly I think that’s a good thing,” Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) told The Daily Beast. “The Russians are guilty of bad behavior all over the world. And so we shouldn’t be doing anything to encourage or condone that.”

The new measures come as the White House faces renewed criticism over its handling of Russia. Earlier this week, The Washington Post reported that the president, against the advice of his top aides, congratulated Putin on winning re-election to another six-year term. He also did not press Putin on election-meddling or on the nerve-agent attack on a former Russian spy in the United Kingdom.
via The Daily Beast


According to Rachel, it's still in the bill Trump signed (after saying he wouldn't). Since he hasn't read it, he may not know about it.

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NastyRiffraff Mar 2018 OP
Sneederbunk Mar 2018 #1
BigmanPigman Mar 2018 #2
ProudLib72 Mar 2018 #3
Hassler Mar 2018 #4
Gothmog Mar 2018 #5
hedda_foil Mar 2018 #6

Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 11:34 PM

1. Fooling the fool.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 11:45 PM

2. Rachael covered this and even he sources couldn't

figure out who did it. However, sanctions were passed with an overwhelming majority in the past with the fucking moron refusing to enact them. Let's wait and see what he does with this latest round of sanctions that he has signed (again) and what Congress does if he doesn't enact them as before.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 11:49 PM

3. Headlines for tomorrow

Mama puts the medicine in the candy, and baby doesn't seem to notice.

We have the dumbshittiest of dumbshit leaders to ever exist. I could vote for a half mile stretch of interstate, and it would be a better choice for president.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 23, 2018, 11:59 PM

4. But he seems so preznitential!

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 12:44 AM

5. Rachel did a great job on this issue

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 01:08 AM

6. Unfortunately that doesn't mean GODEMPERORKINGTRUMP won't ignore the new law just like the last one.

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