"We want to move this Russian Federation sanctions bill".
And the State Department has confirmed ongoing discussions about Moscow's demand for the return of two diplomatic compounds seized by the Obama administration in December in response to US intelligence agencies' conclusion that Russian Federation conducted a broad campaign to disrupt the election on Trump's behalf.
House Democrats have been objecting to sending the bill back to the Senate by unanimous consent and GOP leaders have been hesitant to call it up for a vote, because blue slip issues have typically been addressed in a bipartisan fashion.
The Senate quickly approved a revised version of the bill, but House Democrats objected to having their power curtailed. 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.
However, if it is to be judged on what Alan Futerfas says on the culpability of Don Trump Jr. for meeting with the Russian lawyer regarding the opposition research against Hillary (all Natalia Veselnitskaya strongly denied for NBC) the Democrats won't have much to hope for.
U.S intelligence agencies said earlier this year that Russian Federation sought to help Trump win the 2016 election by hacking private emails from Democratic Party officials and disseminating false information online. "This is a smokescreen to a bill that needs to get done now". Meanwhile, for virtually every person who does politics for a living in Washington, Democrat or Republican, Russia is number one.
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After Trump Jr. released the emails of his own accord, the same outlet published an article focusing on Trump's tweet calling his son "transparent and innocent" and calling the scandal "the greatest witch hunt in political history". Interviews with Republican lawmakers and a former Republican presidential candidate yielded a range of responses, with some refusing to take a position and others saying they would reject foreign entreaties and, in some cases, alert authorities.
The administration had its chance.
Democrats have accused Republicans of stalling the bill at the behest of the White House, which is opposed to the provisions giving Congress review power over any easing of Russian Federation sanctions. He told the committee he was still reviewing the proposal, but cautioned lawmakers against legislation that would tie the president's hands during negotiations with Putin.
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.
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, has also said he'd like to hear from Trump Jr and said the panel has requested documents from him. The bill leaves intact the ability of individual senators regardless of party to ask for a vote on what's known as a resolution of disapproval.