Trump signs new Russia sanctions bill into law

President Donald Trump signed a sweeping sanctions bill intended to punish Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election Wednesday.

The bill limits Trump’s autonomy with respect to Russia policy as it includes a provision that requires Congressional approval for any revisions to the legislation. The bill also levies sanctions against North Korea and Iran.

The Trump administration initially objected to the bill’s constraint on executive power making it unclear whether Trump cooperate.

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