Why Hasn’t Donald Trump Signed the Russian Sanctions Bill?

by Mark Sumner – Donald Trump loves to make his indecipherable scrawl on big pieces of paper then hold them up for everyone to see. He also likes to brag about how he’s signed more legislation that anyone ever, even though A) that’s not true, and B) what he has signed has been somewhere on the low side of naming a post office. But last week, an actual piece of actual legislation arrived on Donald Trump’s desk. One that he said he would sign. The White House said on Friday night that President Trump would sign legislation imposing sweeping sanctions against Russia and curtailing his own power to lift them by himself, bowing to the near-universal bipartisan will of Congress at the risk of escalating tension with Moscow. But unlike all those executive orders and nonsense bills, the Russian sanctions are still sitting on Trump’s desk five days later, waiting for him...

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