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 #101278  by Tim_Kerr
 Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:16 pm
By not enforcing the laws as voted 419-3 by the House and 98-2 by the Senate Trump has breached the constitution.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
The Trump administration has declined to impose sanctions against companies and foreign countries doing business with blacklisted Russian defense and intelligence entities.

The administration was required by law to name the companies and individuals Monday, and possibly sanction them under a 2016 law meant to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 US election, as well as its human rights violations, annexation of Crimea and ongoing military operations in eastern Ukraine.
A State Department official said that the administration had decided to put foreign governments and private sector entities "on notice ... that significant transactions with listed Russian entities will result in sanctions."
Can't wait for the usuals making their spin on this
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/29/politics/ ... index.html
 #101305  by JohnnyP
 Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:17 pm
More fake news from CNN...

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/ ... ess-376813

The sanctions bill requires the imposition of penalties by Monday against entities doing "significant" business with Moscow's defense and intelligence sectors, unless Congress is notified that prospective targets are "substantially reducing" that business.

Potential targets of future penalties "have been put on notice, both publicly and privately, including by the highest-level State Department and other U.S. government officials where appropriate, that significant transactions with listed Russian entities will result in sanctions," the spokesperson added.

"In addition to the sanctions on entities doing business with Moscow's defense and intelligence sectors, the sanctions law also calls for the administration to produce by Monday a list of oligarchs linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin and a report on the consequences of sanctioning Russia's sovereign debt."

"It remains unclear whether the administration has already released or plans to release the oligarchs or sovereign debt reports that were due Monday, both of which are likely to contain classified information. The State Department spokesperson added: "Further details are contained in a classified report we have submitted to Congress."

"White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah signaled earlier Monday that the administration would take steps to implement the sanctions measure in a timely fashion, telling CNN that the Treasury Department was expected to "take this process the next step forward."

First, this is a law not a bill. Second, the Sanctions Act (what this law is called) deals with Iran and North Korea as well. It doesn't specifically deal with Russia. That's why is received overwhelming support in Congress. This law isn't about Russian sanctions but sanctions against companies who do business with Russian defense and intelligence companies. And sanctions don't need to be imposed if those companies "substantially" reduce their business with Russian defense and intelligence companies and those reductions are reported to Congress.

But no one outside the House and Senate's foreign relations committees or the State Dept knows if the sanctions have been implemented or not because the reports are classified.

"The Senate Foreign Relations Committee's top Democrat, Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, declined to indicate the status of the sanctions bill's implementation, noting: "I am not going to discuss the classified nature of these discussions" conducted on Monday."

So how does CNN know the Trump Administration hasn't enforced the law or companies involved with Russian defense and intelligence sectors haven't "significantly" reduced their involvement to avoid US sanctions when the reports are classified? They don't. CNN is pushing this story to back their fake narrative of Trump/Russia "collusion". That's why CNN is fake news and TimKerr has the IQ of a carrot.
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 #101376  by HolidayFriday
 Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:52 pm
And speaking of collusion, the GOP voted to release the memo that supposedly incriminates the Clinton campaign for funding the ploy and top FBI officials for using political documents as evidence in the investigation. Now, it's up to Trump whether or not the memo will be released.

Democrats are already digging in and saying that the information in the memo was cherry picked to fight the collusion investigation - that it doesn't have any relevance except in an effort to hinder or stop it.
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 #101400  by JohnnyP
 Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:41 pm
cunnalingus wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:31 pm
Anything new on cnn today?
No. Usually you'll have to wait until New Year's Eve or a plane crash for anything new. A month ago one of their fruity anchors got his nipples pierced live on air. And when the Malaysian airline disapeared CNN blamed it on a black hole.