How Trump Weaponized His Signing Statement to Neutralize the Russia Sanctions Bill

by Mopshell – Trump did not want to sign the The Russia Sanctions Bill. At first he used a simple avoidance technique. Kayla Tausche   ✔@kaylatausche As we reported yesterday: @POTUS has not yet signed Russia sanctions bill, bc WH says it has not yet received the legislation. 5:20 AM – Aug 1, 2017 That was CNBC’s Washington correspondent Kayla Tausche  who apparently didn’t do any follow up but March For Truth organizer Holly O’Reilly did. (Protest organizers are better investigative journalists than reporters it seems.) And lookee here — it was even on the White House website. View image on Twitter flitedocnm @flitedocnm #WhiteHouse website confirms that the #SanctionsBill is on #POTUS desk; the bill itself says delivered on July 28. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/pending-legislation … 1:03 PM – Aug 1, 2017 Now that we’ve confirmed that the bill was delivered and received on July 28, what do you have to say White House spokesperson? Olivier Knox for Yahoo News reports: Olivier Knox   ✔@OKnox White House says Trump...

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