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 Trump might agree to sign new Russia sanctions bill, - White House

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The White House indicated Sunday that Trump will sign a bill imposing sweeping sanctions on Russia for its election and human rights violation.

Censor.NET reports citing NY Daily News.

"The administration is supportive of being tough on Russia, particularly in putting these sanctions in place," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on ABC News.

"We support where the legislation is now," she added.

The House and Senate agreed Saturday to hit Russia with new sanctions as retaliation for its meddling in the 2016 election, as well as its human rights conflicts, such as its aggressive annexation of Crimea. The bill would also bar Trump from reducing or revoking any of the sanctions without approval from the House and Senate.

Read more: "I would never take the sanctions off until something is worked out", - Trump on Russia sanctions

The House plans to vote on the bill Tuesday. It is then expected to reach the Senate and to land on Trump's desk in the next few months.

The Trump administration has already issued some sanctions on Russia for its military actions in Ukraine.

But Trump has stood alone in his reluctance to accept Russia's role in composing the 2016 campaign - and his refusal to do anything about it.

Read more: White House supports new Russia sanctions but seeks changes to Senate bill
 
 
 
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