Lifting Russian sanctions ‘under consideration’

President Trump is mulling lifting U.S. sanctions against Russia ahead of his first conversation with the country’s leader, Vladimir Putin, since taking office, according to senior adviser Kellyanne Conway.

“All of that is under consideration,” Conway said during an interview with Fox News when asked whether removing sanctions is on the table.

Of Russia, Conway said, “if another nation that has considerable resources wishes to join together with [the] United States of America to defeat and eradicate radical Islamic terrorism, then we’re listening.”

“You know what the president has said: It’s America first, and that includes in his foreign policy and his national security moves,” she added.

Trump’s desire to forge closer ties with the Kremlin has come under scrutiny as intelligence agencies and Congress continue to probe findings that the country interfered in the 2016 election on his behalf by hacking the emails of Democratic political groups and inviduals.

Republican foreign policy hawks, including Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.), have warned Trump against lifting sanctions unilaterally.

The president is expected to speak by phone with Putin on Saturday, the White House said.

Trump has frequently praised his Russian counterpart, who has clashed with Western leaders for years over his country’s 2014 military intervention in Ukraine and cyber operations.

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  • The Redman

    trump-ah-hump america

  • cvxxx

    Raising the sanctions is very good for America. Very bad for IMF and NWO.

  • Ron

    The idiots in the last administration wanted to destabilize the world by provoking the major powers. Rescind all sanctions and penalties and negotiate mutually beneficial cooperation, and stop meddling in everyone’s business.

    • The Redman

      white-folks will Never stop “peddling in everyone’s business”, because of stupidity, power, and greed..

  • The Redman

    white-folks-98%-ruined america

  • stan lee

    Russia has had its problems with Muslim terrorists. Its Chechnyan insurrection quieted down after many Chechens joined ISIL in Syria-Iraq. A reason Putin joined the battle in Syria was because it created an opportunity for his military to reduce the Chechen threat before it returned to Russia, meaning Chechnya. Chechens are the best trained fighters of ISIL, having been trained by the Russian military after serving under Russian conscription in their early years.
    And, his forces are already in Syria.