Trump won’t follow through on Congressional sanctions on Russia

resident Donald Trump is refusing to implement harsh sanctions against Russia that were overwhelmingly passed by Congress last year.

The Russian sanctions bill, which was passed in July with only five no votes from both the Senate and House of Representatives, mandated that entities doing “significant” business with Russian defense and intelligence agencies should suffer penalties unless they informed Congress that they were “substantially reducing” that business activity, according to Politico. There was already good reason to worry that Trump wouldn’t want to implement those sanctions — he only signed the bill reluctantly and did so primarily because it would have been passed over his objections if he had vetoed it — and it has now become clear that the administration has decided not to implement it at all.

via Trump won’t follow through on Congressional sanctions on Russia – Salon.com