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White House signals acceptance of Russia sanctions Bill

Striking turnaround comes after a broad revolt by lawmakers of both parties

Peter Baker & Andrew Higgins | NYT  |  Washington 

The White House indicated on Sunday that President Trump would accept new legislation curtailing his authority to lift sanctions on Russia on his own, a striking turnaround after a broad revolt by lawmakers of both parties who distrusted his friendly approach to Moscow and sought to tie his hands. . If it passes, as now seems likely, the measure will represent the first time that Congress, with both houses controlled by fellow Republicans, has forced its will on Mr. Trump on a major policy matter. That it comes on an issue as fraught as Russia illustrates how investigations ...

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First Published: Mon, July 24 2017. 08:32 IST