Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill

President Trump has signed a new package of sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea that the Senate approved last week, according to a senior administration official.

Trump will also issue a signing statement questioning whether the legislation interferes with the president’s authority to conduct foreign policy, said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly. 

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that neither he nor Trump were particularly happy with the sanctions bill. 

“We were clear that we didn’t think it was going to be helpful to our efforts, but that’s the decision they made,” he said, referring to members of Congress. “They made it in a very overwhelming way. I think the president accepts that.”

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