WASHINGTON: The US Senate is aiming to punish Russia’s Vladimir Putin for interfering in last year’s presidential election by drafting sanctions that would prevent President Donald Trump from unilaterally easing pressure on Moscow.
The bipartisan amendment, released late on Monday, comes as the White House is deeply embroiled in a crisis over whether Trump’s campaign team colluded with Russian officials to help sway the 2016 election in Trump’s favour.
The measure would require a green light from Congress in the event sanctions on Russia are relaxed, suspended or terminated.
It would codify in law the sanctions imposed by executive decree by Barack Obama, …read more
Source: Pakistan Today