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US Senate passes Russian Federation sanctions, sends bill to President Trump

US Senate passes Russian Federation sanctions, sends bill to President Trump

But even if Trump were to veto the legislation, Congress would likely be able to overcome such a blockage with a two-thirds majority in each chamber. A federal law enforcement investigation and multiple USA congressional probes looking into the possibility that Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation, have made it harder for Trump to open a new chapter with Putin .


Attractive weather heading into early next week

Attractive weather heading into early next week

A weak front from southern Canada may bring a pop-up shower storm to Vermont, New Hampshire and ME tomorrow . Temperatures are seasonable in the middle 80s to begin the week then warm to the upper 80s to near 90 degrees for a few days. Sunshine for all in the afternoon with highs in the 70s. Delightfully sunny and dry after two days of damp and gray. The sunshine will be sticking around for Monday and Tuesday .


Russian Federation orders cut in United States diplomats in reaction to sanctions

Russian Federation orders cut in United States diplomats in reaction to sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a television interview that the USA must cut the size of its diplomatic force in his country by more than half, from about 1,210 to 455. He has repeatedly cast doubt on the conclusion of USA intelligence agencies that Russia sought to tip the election in his favour and has blasted as a "witch hunt" investigations into the extent of Russian interference and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.


Lavrov says Moscow had to react to USA sanctions

Lavrov says Moscow had to react to USA sanctions

The proposed measures target Russia's energy sector as part of legislation that prevents Trump from easing sanctions on Moscow without congressional approval. Trump denies any collusion between his campaign and Moscow . It also imposes restrictions on anyone involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and those who do business with them.


Russian Federation boots USA diplomats in retaliation for new sanctions

Russian Federation boots USA diplomats in retaliation for new sanctions

The United States was told cut the number of diplomats and staff in Russian Federation to 455 and was also barred from using a Moscow summer house and storage facility. Reported by AFP, Putin told the Russia-24 TV station that 755 of the staff of United States embassies and consulates "must stop their activities in Russia ", adding that the tension between the two countries did not look likely to get better soon.


Who Is President Trump's New White House Chief of Staff John Kelly?

Who Is President Trump's New White House Chief of Staff John Kelly?

Kelly wrote in a statement, "I have been fortunate to have served my country for more than 45 years - first as a Marine and then as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security . Both Scaramucci and Priebus traveled to New York's Long Island with Trump on Friday for an event where the president highlighted efforts to crack down on the gang MS-13.