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Congress Defies Trump by Agreeing to New Sanctions Against Russia

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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 09:21 PM
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Trump faces a dilemma over the bi-partisan Russian sanctions bill. Should he veto the bill and risk further proof to many of his detractors that he is in the pocket of Putin, or just go along and sign the bill, something he clearly doesn't want to do.



Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a set of sweeping sanctions against Russia as punishment for meddling in the U.S. election as well as its military aggression, which essentially would prevent President Donald Trump from unilaterally removing sanctions on Russia. The measure, which also allows new sanctions against Iran and North Korea, is scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The Senate passed a previous version of the bill nearly unanimously last month.


The GOP totally ignored Trumps entreaties not to pass this devastating Russian sanctions bill.



The agreement between Republican and Democratic leaders was reached despite the White House's persistent lobbying against the measure that it says interferes with Executive authority. If approved in Congress, Trump will face a tough choice of whether to veto the bill, which would lead to accusations that he is doing the Kremlin’s bidding, or approve something his administration has opposed. Two senior administration officials told the New York Times they don’t foresee the president vetoing the bill given the current controversy surrounding his campaign’s contacts with Russian officials. But no one is willing to place bets quite yet. “As ever, Mr. Trump retains the capacity to surprise, and this would be his first decision about whether to veto a significant bill,” notes the Times.


It will be interesting to see what Trump does.




posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 09:28 PM
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A CNN report about this.




posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 09:29 PM
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a reply to: Willtell
This might be the start of some real insurrection against Trump by an otherwise silent congress. Up till this point, there has been very little push back from the legislative branch.

This has the makings of a showdown, and it will be telling as to how Trump responds.

Given the high profile reporting about Trump's ties to Putin and Russia, this may turn out to be a defining moment in the Trump administration.

edit on 22-7-2017 by TacSite18 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 09:30 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

How is this defying Trump?
Reality check, we do not have a dictator, or monarch in the USA.



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 09:31 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell

It will be interesting to see what Trump does.



I believe this issue is just another diversion.

The U.S. holds the best hand one way or the other.

As for "Putin" holding clubs over Trump is simply rubbish.

What possible "bats" could Putin have on somebody like trump ?

There's nothing there.




posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 09:33 PM
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originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
a reply to: Willtell

How is this defying Trump?
Reality check, we do not have a dictator, or monarch in the USA.


He has had everyone from Flynn to Don Jr. Bending over to accommodate Putin and Russia.

As to your words about a dictator or monarch - has anyone let Trump in on this perspective?



posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: Willtell


Same forum as this one.


Posted at 7:20 pm.


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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 09:35 PM
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