update – Republicans go along with Trump’s appeasement of Russia
Breaking: GOP defeats Democratic effort to maintain sanctions on key Kremlin ally Oleg Deripaska. Dems needed 60 votes, got only 57, incl 11 Republicans. Treasury accused him of election interference, bribery, ordering murder of a businessman & links to Russian organized crime
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) January 16, 2019
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) January 15, 2019
Putin-friendly oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s company is trying to get out from U.S. sanctions. But the firm has quietly installed a new chairman who has expressed support for the Russian aggression that got Deripaska sanctioned in the first place https://t.co/dsqbMLYwtK
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) January 16, 2019
BREAKING: Senate GOP defeats Dem measure to enforce sanctions against companies controlled by Russian oligarch OLEG DERIPASKA.
Dems needed 60 votes, only got 57, even after GOP defections.
Sanctions now all but certain to be lifted this week pursuant to TRUMP administration deal.
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) January 16, 2019
The Republicans who voted in favor of lifting the sanctions did so at a time when President Trump’s warmer stance toward Russia has inflamed questions about the Kremlin’s efforts to help elect him https://t.co/2O6aOw8bkH
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) January 16, 2019
More than half a dozen Senate Republicans just joined Democrats to DEFEAT a motion by Maj Leader Mitch McConnell that would have prevented a debate over Treasury decision to lift sanctions on 3 Russian firms tied to oligarch Oleg Deripaska
— Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) January 15, 2019
The Treasury Department said it would lift sanctions on companies linked to Deripaska — triggering a statue that gives Congress just 30 days to try to reverse the decision by passing a joint resolution of disapproval. https://t.co/FoidhUoBm6
— Bruno J. Navarro (@Bruno_J_Navarro) January 9, 2019
NEW: @LeaderHoyer introducing resolution to block @USTreasury from lifting sanctions on companies of OLEG DERIPASKA, who HOYER says "has been key to much of the malign activities Russia directs against the US."
SEPARATELY: @SenSchumer will bring similar resolution for vote today. pic.twitter.com/d1VkUhGWxH
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) January 15, 2019
Senator Chuck Schumer will force a Senate vote tomorrow on whether or not the Trump Admin should be lifting sanctions on companies associated with Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Dear Colleague Letter below… pic.twitter.com/BxHVTR8lFW
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) January 14, 2019