The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday slapped new sanctions on Russia, including five business entities and three individuals. In announcing the sanctions, the Treasury Department said the individuals and businesses had worked hand-in-hand with Russian military and intelligence services in conducting cyberattacks against the United States. One of the businesses involved is controlled by Russia’s Federal Security Service known as “FSB.”
Bob Menendez, Mark Warner and Sherrod Brown are fed up and they’re not going to take it any more. Yesterday they signed and sent a letter to the inspectors-general of three different federal agencies demanding that they investigate why the Congressionally-mandated Russian sanctions have never been implemented by the Trump Administration.
At multiple points during the campaign, Trump-connected associates suggested they would lift the crippling Russian sanctions.
The question of what Russia was supposed to get in return for helping Trump win the election was answered today as a bombshell text from Mike Flynn to a business partner promised to rip up the Obama sanctions on Russia as one of Flynn's first orders of business.
"It seems he is just always focused on Russia," one senior GOP aide said, according to Politico.
Donald Trump’s self-incriminating habit on social media struck again on Sunday as the President all but admitted that he is working for Putin as he said that he never discussed the tougher sanctions that the Senate passed with the Russian leader.
The White House rushed to lift sanctions that the Obama administration imposed on Russia for interfering in the 2016 election.
There are still many unanswered questions, but one thing is clear: Russia's attempt to turn Trump into their puppet has been a wild success.