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Chafing over thwarted rapprochement, Trump blames Congress for Russia chill

08:23 EDT 3 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Chafing over thwarted rapprochement, Trump blames Congress for Russia chillBy Eric Walsh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump chafed on Thursday over the new dive in U.S. relations with Russia, widening a rift with his own Republican Party as he blamed Congress for causing the tensions with a new package of sanctions. Far removed from his election campaign promises to improve relations with Vladimir Putin and his praise of the Russian president, Trump found himself the target of Kremlin scorn after he reluctantly signed the sanctions against Moscow into law on Wednesday. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday evening the measure showed the Trump administration was utterly powerless.


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