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Sen. Mark Warner to Trump: Uphold Russian Sanctions

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Friday, 07 Jul 2017 04:50 PM

Sen. Mark Warner says President Donald Trump shouldn't relax any sanctions against Russia as lawmakers investigate that nation's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

The Virginia Democrat, vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, says Trump had undermined his case on Russia interfering in the presidential race well before he met Friday with Vladimir Putin.

Warner says statements by the administration that Trump pressed Putin on Russia's efforts to influence the election "would have had much more force" if Trump hadn't previously expressed doubts about who was behind cyberattacks.

Warner says Trump also hurt his case by previously criticizing the integrity of U.S. intelligence agencies that attributed the meddling to Russia.

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Sen. Mark Warner says President Donald Trump shouldn't relax any sanctions against Russia as lawmakers investigate that nation's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
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