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Pelosi Plans To Force Republicans To Vote On Russia Sanctions

16 July 2017

In a recent interview, Trump said of the Russia scandal, "I think what's happening is, as usual, the Democrats have played their card too hard on the Russia thing, because people aren't believing it... a lot of the Democrats feel - they say, we're putting all our money into this Russia stuff and it's making Trump stronger".

The issue has become even more heated since emails released Tuesday showed that Donald Trump Jr, the president's eldest son, eagerly agreed a year ago to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Hillary Clinton, the Democratic rival in the 2016 presidential election.

But for now, in an effort to keep things clear, here are some of the basic facts on the main sets of sanctions the United States has levied against Russian Federation, including the Magnitsky Act, the sanctions leveled over Russia's intervention in Ukraine, and sanctions leveled over the 2016 election.

Congressman Eric Swalweel on his Twitter also accused Don Trump Jr. of "betrayal of the US" stating: "Trump Jr. was willing to betray the USA to cheat for his Dad's campaign".

Opposition to the June sanctions bill was not restricted to Capitol Hill.

Question time in the Briefing Room was kicked off by Kevin Corke of Fox News setting the tone for the rest of the day by asking at what point "did the President discuss with Donald Trump, Jr. that meeting?".

"Oh, I'm not going to go into hypotheticals", Ryan said at a press conference.

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Democrats in the US House of Representatives have launched a coordinated effort to order the release of records related to President Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russian Federation and to force floor votes on the matter, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a briefing on Friday. "They're over it", Taylor said on CNN's "The Lead".

The House passed a North Korean sanctions bill in May 419-1, but the Senate has not yet taken up any North Korean sanctions measures.

Many lawmakers viewed the president's desire for warmer relations with Moscow warily long before Trump's son released emails that showed him searching disparaging information on Clinton thought to possibly be available through sources connected to the Russian government.

The Senate quickly approved a revised version of the bill, but House Democrats objected to having their power curtailed.

The bill would enable the legislative branch to halt a reversal or lifting of sanctions by the White House with a majority vote.

"But weighing the equities, what was more important was passing the Russia-Iran sanctions bill", the California Democrat said. He said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson knew the bill was being drafted, but the State Department didn't offer any substantive advice before it passed the Senate last month with 98 votes. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Friday will file a resolution to push for information on Trump, those in his orbit and Deutsche Bank. Russian officials described it as a recreational site but the Obama administration said it was used to gather intelligence. Whether we have written letters, or introduced legislation, so many of us are attempting in every way that we possibly can to unveil the criminal activity, the unconstitutional activity, of this president and his family.

Engel said there was no point in passing North Korea legislation again.

Pelosi Plans To Force Republicans To Vote On Russia Sanctions