President Donald Trump signed the bill imposing sanctions on Russia into law on Wednesday and released statements that he believed multiple aspects of the legislation violate the Constitution, POLITICO reports.
The aim of the sanctions is to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 election and also restrict Trump’s power to veto the sanctions without approval from Congress.
According to POLITICO, The White House released two statements almost simultaneously, in one of them, Trump said he supports efforts to rein Iran, North Korea, and Russia. He said, “In its haste to pass this legislation, the Congress included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions, my Administration particularly expects the Congress to refrain from using this flawed bill to hinder our important work with European allies to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, and from using it to hinder our efforts to address any unintended consequences it may have for American businesses, our friends, or our allies”.
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