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Senate Slaps New Sanctions On Russia

The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 election with an amendment that codifies existing sanctions on Moscow, imposes new ones, and establishes that Congress alone has the authority to remove them. The Washington Examiner explains:
The amendment would sanction Russia for a variety of misdeeds, including the nation’s encroachment into Ukraine and aggressive actions in Syria, by codifying punishment put in place under the Obama administration. But the recent Russian cyberhacking into the Democratic National Committee is what primarily pushed Democrats and Republicans to seek additional sanctions. […]Democrats had threatened to block …read more

Source: The American Interest

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