Pelosi Calls for Release of 'All Communications' Within Trump's Family
Pelosi Calls for Release of 'All Communications' Within Trump's Family
The White House is complaining that Russia sanctions legislation doesn't allow the president to grant waivers when sanctions are put in place
16 July, 2017, 00:59
Most recently, the Senate voted 97-2 to pass a measure that would tighten sanctions on Russian Federation, and would prevent the White House from unilaterally easing or removing sanctions imposed earlier by the Obama administration.
Democratic senators from Maryland and NY warned the Trump administration Thursday against returning Russian diplomatic compounds seized in retaliation for that country's interference in last year's presidential election.
But for now, in an effort to keep things clear, here are some of the basic facts on the main sets of sanctions the United States has levied against Russian Federation, including the Magnitsky Act, the sanctions leveled over Russia's intervention in Ukraine, and sanctions leveled over the 2016 election.
The draft law includes the imposition of individual and sectoral sanctions against Russian Federation, and also fixes the existing restrictions against Russian Federation, depriving the president of the right to cancel them without the approval of the U.S. Congress. The Iowa Republican says he wants Trump Jr.to appear "pretty soon", and it could be as early as next week.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced plans Friday to force House Republicans to take on-the-record positions on President Trump's possible Russian ties.
Senators who shepherded the Russian Federation sanctions deal, which was added onto a bill leveling new sanctions against Iran, have been frustrated with the House fight, and are trying to stay out of it.
President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer, characterizing it as standard campaign practice and maintaining that "nothing happened" as a result of the June 2016 sit-down. The Senate GOP is facing a slim margin for passage, with a couple of lawmakers already saying they won't approve it. Trump said he'll be at his desk, "pen in hand!" to sign the bill if it passes.
She added that "House Republicans will have to answer for their actions".
The U.S. energy industry has been lobbying against the bill and some Republican House members, particularly from oil-producing states, have said they might want changes.
Democrats rejected the suggestion as another tactic by Republicans supporting White House objections to the bill.
Although Trump routinely proclaims his desire for political victories, he has yet to make a full-throated case to the country about legislation that Congress is pursuing and has spent a modest amount of time attempting to twist arms in the House or Senate. Many lawmakers are concerned that absent a congressional check on his authority, the president might try to scale back sanctions against Russian Federation - particularly by returning control to Moscow of two compounds that the Obama administration wrested from Russian Federation in late 2016 as punishment for alleged meddling in the 2016 campaign.
On Friday, Corker said he would be "more than glad" to consider adding North Korea to the legislation if the House chose to do so.
Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) said the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence panel, which is conducting a bipartisan investigation of the matter, is "seeing smoke everywhere, like "Cheech and Chong" movie". Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Friday will file a resolution to push for information on Trump, those in his orbit and Deutsche Bank.
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Sharif in a statement after meeting his cabinet in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Thursday described the probe as "slander". Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that he would neither quit nor dissolve the National Assembly.
President Jimmy Carter was rushed to hospital on Thursday after becoming dehydrated at a charity house-building project in Canada. He has appeared in good health recently, even being captured on video shaking hands with fellow passengers on an airplane.
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Liu Yunpeng said a patient is not obligated to get treatment from them and "you can go to where you desire to receive treatment". The hospital where he was being held against his will said Thursday night that Liu had died.
Regarding the standoff over Doklam, he said Bhutan has been negotiating with China directly on its border issues since 1984. Opposition leaders have been criticising the government for the way it has handled China and Kashmir.
Police added that they were planning to question many important personalities who were Dileep's close aides and friends. Breaking her silence on July 13, the actress had expressed the hope that truth would come out in the case.
Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Canada, on Thursday, after he collapsed working on a Habitat for Humanity home due to dehydration . Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford said the former president did not appear to be in serious medical danger.
The Hang Seng index jumped 1.2 per cent, to 26,346.17, while the China Enterprises Index gained 1.5 per cent, to 10,677.44 points. The S&P climbed 0.6 percent to close at 2,459.27, setting intraday and closing records.
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Immigration and Citizenship Services explains requires "an urgent humanitarian reason or significant public benefit". The decision followed a furious public backlash to the news that the six teens had been denied USA visas.
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I would rather them not drag it on as long". "If there was something to find, which there's not, they would've found it by now. She was identified as his girlfriend at that time and alleged that Elliott attacked her while they were sitting in her auto .
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The government says the crackdown and constitutional changes are necessary to address security threats. Now believed to be living in the United States he is the subject of a Turkish arrest warrant.
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The judge adjourned proceedings for lunch shortly afterwards and Charlie's parents returned to court for the afternoon session. Charlie's physicians were prepared to remove his life support but granted his parents a few more days with their child.
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Under her leadership, India reached the final of the World Cup for the first time in 2005, where they lost to Australia. The cricketer got congratulatory wishes from both past and present members of the men's cricket team as well. .