White House criticizes Russia sanctions stalled in House

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference after the G20 summit in Hamburg, German. Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko/Reuters WASHINGTON — A new package of economic sanctions on Russia and Iran unacceptably constrains the president’s authority, the White House says, as Democrats complain that the Trump administration is trying to weaken the penalties. The legislation sailed through the Senate nearly a month ago in response to Russia’s meddling in the 2016...

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