White House Hints Trump Could Veto Russia Sanctions

White House Hints Trump Could Veto Russia Sanctions

Russian Federation ordered a reduction in US diplomatic staff in Moscow and other cities on Friday, and may seize USA properties - in response to new sanctions from Congress.

US President Donald Trump will sign into law a bill imposing new sanctions on Russian Federation, the White House says. The White House had criticized attempts to limit the president's sanctions powers, but the legislation's solid bipartisan support may be forcing the president's hand.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has already warned that he may expel U.S. diplomats if President Trump signs the sanctions.

Russian officials also slammed the USA sanctions, saying they are motivated by "absolutely imaginary allegations of Russian involvement in their internal matters". In exchange, McCarthy pledged to take up future North Korean sanctions that come from the Senate.

The White House says Trump supports sanctions on the three countries in question and will review the legislation.

It is expected to be passed by the Senate, after which US President Donald Trump will face the tricky choice of whether to veto the legislation.

The fact that the bill looks to limit Trump's ability to alter them comes after Democrats and some Republicans have raised concerns about whether Trump is considering giving back Russian Federation two compounds in Maryland and NY that were seized by the Obama administration for their 2016 election interference.

President Vladimir Putin yesterday slammed what he called "anti-Russian hysteria" in Washington and said that Russia could not "endlessly tolerate this kind of insolence".

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Corker predicted on Wednesday that the bill would become law quickly despite the administration's concerns.

Russian Federation has told the United States to cut the number of its diplomats in the country and stop using embassy storage facilities in the capital, Moscow, following the approval by the US Congress of a sanctions bill against Russian Federation.

If Trump were to veto the bill, the House vote is well above the two-thirds margin needed for an override.

Putin also spoke about a continuing row between Moscow and Washington which erupted last December when then U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the seizure of Russian diplomatic property in the United States and the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats.

"As you know, we are exercising restraint and patience, but at some moment we'll have to retaliate".

"The countries could overcome more critical problems by taking joint action", Putin said.

Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin didn't wait for Trump's reaction to the sanctions bill because "the form in which it emerged from the Senate had greater significance".

Putin noted the sanctions against Russian Federation are illegal from the point of view of worldwide law and World Trade Organization norms.

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