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Congress Reaches Deal, Set to Pass Trump-Proof Russia Sanctions

Congress Reaches Deal, Set to Pass Trump-Proof Russia Sanctions

The bill also includes economic penalties against Iran and North Korea that Trump also could not change without a congressional review. The bill, which also targets North Korea and Iran, could be voted on by Congress as early as next month before it breaks for August recess, NBC News reported .


Russia, Iran sanctions deal is said to clear way for House vote

Russia, Iran sanctions deal is said to clear way for House vote

The roadblock arose as Trump administration officials stepped up a lobbying campaign against the bill, prompting Democrats to accuse House GOP leaders of stalling on Trump's behalf. The measure also includes sanctions on Iran, but in terms of giving Congress oversight over new Russian penalties, the source said the bill is "far stronger than any review component agreed to on Iran".


USA trims Pakistan military aid over 'Haqqani inaction'

USA trims Pakistan military aid over 'Haqqani inaction'

When asked if the withholding of $350 million coalition support funds was part of Donald Trump administration's new policy towards Pakistan , he said "No". The Trump administration will not provide $350 million in coalition support funds (CSF) to Pakistan after the US Defence Secretary said he can not certify that Islamabad has taken "sufficient actions" against the Haqqani terror network, an official said Friday.


Congress Defies Trump by Agreeing to New Sanctions Against Russia

Congress Defies Trump by Agreeing to New Sanctions Against Russia

The agreement clears the way for passage of the legislation before the August recess , with a vote in the House expected as early as Tuesday. The Senate passed a previous version of the bill almost unanimously last month. The White House had pressed to dilute the bill's provisions empowering Congress to block Trump from easing or ending sanctions against Russian Federation, but its request fell on deaf ears among Republican leaders.


Sessions, Mueller should investigate Clinton

Sessions, Mueller should investigate Clinton

A special counsel, Robert Mueller , is also conducting an investigation of Russian meddling in the United States election and any collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign. "There has been an enormous amount that has been said publicly but it's not under oath, which means that people are free to omit matters or lie with relative impunity", Whitehouse told CNN .


Central Intelligence Agency director: 'I don't love' Wikileaks

Central Intelligence Agency director: 'I don't love' Wikileaks

However, Thomas denied the four-year-old operation was brought to an end as a way to placate Russian Federation and earn its support for a ceasefire in southwestern Syria . "I don't love WikiLeaks ", Pompeo said , referencing one of Trump's statements as a candidate while the website was publishing hacked emails of his opponent, Hillary Clinton.