Monday, July 30, 2018

Congress working to undermine POTUS with Russia

by Lisa Mascaro

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is producing an unusual outpouring of bills, resolutions and new sanctions proposals to push back at President Donald Trump’s approach to Vladimir Putin. They want to shore up relations with NATO allies and prevent Russian interference in the midterm election.

But it remains uncertain if any of their efforts will yield results. Lawmakers are struggling with how to move beyond a symbolic rebuke of Trump’s interactions with the Russian president.

As Trump and Putin weigh another face-to-face meeting, lawmakers in both parties — particularly in the Senate — appear motivated to act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has warned that Russia “better quit messing around” in U.S. elections. He has tasked two Senate committees to start working on sanctions-related legislation.

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