Trump was forced to sign the new anti-Russian sanctions


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August 24 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

KtovKurse – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

The President of the United States, Donald Trump ,in conversations with several Republican senators has expressed dissatisfaction with the adoption of the law on new sanctions against Russia, writes Politico.

It is known that Trump tried to convince the head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, that the bill to tighten restrictive measures against Russia was a bad political step.

The main reason for the president’s dissatisfaction was that the document limits the president’s autonomy in changing or eliminating restrictive measures and requires coordinating such steps with the Congress. Trump also argued that the document is unconstitutional.

Corker was not persuaded; He said that the document will receive support from both parties in Congress. As a result, Trump signed a law approved by Congress on anti-Russian sanctions.

It is noted that the head of state had a conversation with Republican Thom Tillis, who is one of the initiators of the bill to protect the independent investigation of Trump’s relations with Russia, which is conducted by special prosecutor Robert Müller. The document proposes to prohibit the President in any way to remove Mueller from the proceedings.

Trump showed frustration because the members of the Republican Party in the Senate are acting more and more separately, without coordinating their actions with the White House.

In July, the US Congress approved a tightening of sanctions against Russia. The new law limits Trump’s use of presidential powers, unable to mitigate or cancel existing restrictions on Russia. The US president’s hands have been tied by the requirement to seek permission of the Congress to make any changes.

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