Trump signs 'seriously flawed' Russian sanctions bill

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President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday morning that imposes new sanctions on Russian Federation for attempting to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.

While Trump Jr.'s initial statement said Russian adoption was "primarily discussed" in the meeting, he did not specify that he thought the meeting would be about getting dirt on Clinton from Moscow.

CUOMO: Because The New York Times is reporting that the President OK'd the statement.

"It became clear to me that this was the true agenda all along and that the claims of potentially helpful information were a pretext for the meeting", Trump Jr. said.


The email chain indicated that the pretext of the meeting was that the lawyer would provide the Trump campaign with damaging information about Hillary Clinton "as part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump", to which Trump Jr. replied, "I love it".

Trump has been opposed to issuing new sanctions, but the bill was overwhelmingly backed by Congress, placeing huge pressure on the president to sign it.

In a signing statement released by the White House, Trump said the legislation "included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions" in lawmakers' "haste" to pass it.

Three weeks ago, one of President Donald Trump's personal lawyers vigorously denied that the commander in chief had anything to do with.


"The president was not - did not - draft the response", Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow said on "Meet the Press" in an interview July 16.

But Trump overruled the advisers and "personally dictated" the misleading statement that was eventually published, according to The Post's report.

However, the most important aspect is that President Trump does not have the right or power not to contradict the decision voted by the Congress and the House of Representatives. "When they do, and it has bipartisan support, Congress will replace this form of sanctions with another one that gives the president a national security waiver or some form of more wiggle room that is more customary".

"I'll let any rational individual make a judgment", Warner said. Trump Jr maintains that he got nothing of use from that little chinwag.


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