Trump Comments on Lifting Russian Sanctions


On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would be open to easing and lifting sanctions on Russia if the two countries are in good standing.

Trump also mentioned that he’d meet with Vladimir Putin following the inauguration next week. Trump primarily acknowledged that Russia was the likely culprit in hacking Democratic groups amid the duration of the election. 

Previously, Trump had highlighted the lack of security within the Democratic Party, as their information and data were being leaked. After the U.S. intelligence community blamed Russia publicly for the breach in October, Trump questioned the validity of Democrats’ security.

On Friday, the Senate Intelligence Committee announced a bipartisan inquiry into Trump’s association with the Kremlin and Russian intelligence activities.

Days prior, an unverified outside source claimed that both Trump campaign aides and the Kremlin were directly involved with personal and professional information that impacted his campaign. Trump commented that this was “fake news.”

H/T: The Hill

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