The media learned about the desire of the White house to soften the bill on new sanctions
The administration trump plans to work with Republicans on changes to the bill on new sanctions against Russia, Politico has learned. The white house doesn’t want “his hands were tied” when working on the relations with Russia.
The white house plans to work with Republicans in the House of representatives over the bill on new sanctions against Russia were made loyal to the administration of Donald trump amendment. This publication reports Politico, citing a senior source in the presidential administration.
In particular, as the newspaper notes,
“The white house is concerned that the bill will tie his hands when working on Russian-American relations what was said publicly, the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson”.
In the current edition of the document, in particular, restricts the right of the President to lift the sanctions, emphasizes Politico.
At the same time, the source stressed that the White house supports sanctions against Russia. According to him, “the political consequences of a veto has not yet been discussed”.
“As the state Department actively communicates with legislators, the White house sure has allies in the House of representatives, who are also concerned about the prospect of violations of the traditions and limitations of the Executive over sanctions,” — writes the edition.
This week, the U.S. Senate approved a bill to expand sanctions against Russia. Under the new restrictions can get state-owned companies operating in the sectors of rail and shipping transport. Sanctions can also apply to the oil and gas industry. In addition, according to the document, the anti-Russian sanctions are transferred from presidential decrees in the law that complicates the process mitigation or cancellation.
Now the document should pass the approval in the house of representatives, and then to go to the President Donald Trump.