Trump Tries to Work US House of Representatives to Go Soft on Russia
Putin's puppet did what now?
The White House plans to work with House Republicans on administration-friendly changes to the Senate’s overwhelmingly bipartisan bill that slaps new sanctions on Russia and curbs President
Donald Trump’s power to ease penalties against Moscow, according to a
senior administration official.
The White House is concerned that the legislation would tie
its hands on U.S.-Russia relations, a sentiment publicly expressed by
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. But Senate Democrats fear the White
House may go overboard in preserving its power to talk to Russia and
seek to defang the sanctions bill — which passed 98-2 on Thursday in one
of the year’s most significant displays of bipartisanship.