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Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill, But Lays Out His Concerns About the Law

  • President calls the sanctions act ‘significantly flawed’
  • Congress restricted president’s ability to ease penalties
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Trump Adds Concerns in Signing Russia Sanctions Bill

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President Donald Trump signed a Russia sanctions bill Congress forced on him, adding a statement saying the administration will carry out the law but with reservations about its impact and the constitutionality of some provisions.

In a statement Wednesday accompanying the notice that he signed into law the legislation, which also targets Iran and North Korea, Trump laid out a list of concerns. He said it encroaches on presidential authority, may hurt U.S. ability to work with allies and could have unintended consequences for American companies.