Senate Votes To Cut Trump’s Power And Raise Russia Sanctions

The Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed that he needs more space as he attempts to improve the dialogue with Russians. On the other hand, U.S. lawmakers are going in the opposite direction.

The Senate has approved a bill to deliver new sanctions to Russia, and has to be assured that Trump government will not change the path with no congressional buy-in.

Mike Crapo Idaho Republican Senator expressed:

“Americans are concerned about Russia’s behavior in the Ukraine and Syria and they are concerned about Russia’s increased cyber-intrusions. Many of us on both sides of the aisle feel the U.S. needs to be much stronger in its response to Russia.”

Mike Crapo asserts that the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has developed into a vigorously antagonistic, nationalistic and tyrannical.

New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen added that it was critical to send a strong bipartisan message to Russians because she thinks they were responsible for the scandal on presidential elections.

Jeanne Shaheen said:

“What we have heard from experts in the intel community: They’ve warned us that if Russia gets a pass on this, that it will interfere in future U.S. elections,”

“We’ve seen that in Europe and other western democracies.”

That’s why Shaheen is urging the White House and President Trump to sign the act, that is attached to the famous Iran sanctions bill.

Secretary Rex Tillerson, is requesting some room from the lawmakers for a dialogue with Moscow.

Tillerson said:

“Essentially, we would ask for the flexibility to turn the heat up when we need to, but also to ensure we have the ability to maintain a constructive dialogue.”

Eliot Engel Democrats Representative from New York asked for a guarantee that America will push Russia to fulfill obligations from Minsk agreement.

Tillerson responds to that:

“So my caution is I wouldn’t want to have ourselves handcuffed to Minsk if it turns out the parties decide to settle this through a different agreement.”

But, Eliot Engel just didn’t buy it, saying:

”The only thing that Russia understands is tough talk, and if they think we are somehow willing to relax the sanctions on them before they’ve complied with the Minsk framework and left Crimea, then I think it will just encourage Putin to continue his bullying and who knows where he will strike next.”

Tillerson stated that America and Russia relations hit a new low and that he’s aiming to fix it.



  1. Pingback: Senate Pushes HARD To Cut President Trump's Power - DO YOU SUPPORT HIM? - The Peoples Truth

  2. Dennis R Fowler

    June 23, 2017 at 3:55 am

    I think the Trump administration should be given the chance to strike some kind of deal with Russia that would be to the United States advantage. Lord knows everything Obama did nothing but make everything worse. Both Trump and Putin have gone on record that they do not know each other, so who is to say they couldn’t work out something that would improve relations between the two countries. When you consider what is at stake, the leaders of the two most powerful countries on planet earth, we should want a better relationship else we could end up in war with each other. Senators want more sanctions based on intelligent reports that aren’t absolute accurate. Remember, Bush started a war over intelligent reports that Sadam had weapons of mass destruction which were never found. Our senators should remember this before attempting to undermine the POTUS.

Leave a Reply

Most Popular

To Top