Chuck Schumer, the leader of the Democratic Party and Ben Cardin, the senator criticized President Trump due to the over-indulgence towards Vladimir Putin, the Russian President as Voice of America reported.
The lawmakers see the mildness in the unwillingness of Trump to impose new sanctions against Russian when the US is sure that Moscow continues the attempts to interfere in the American election.
‘It is the obligatory sanctions. The decision on them was adopted with the support of 97 votes against two. He ignores them and does not impose them’, Schumer claimed.
He called such decision of Trump ‘extreme disregard of his commitments’ and expressed the opinion that the president possibly is more inclined to disrupt the reign of law in this country then offer rebuff to Putin’.
As we reported the ‘Kremlin report’ was presented in the US Congress on January 29. It contains 210 names close to Putin’s government. The US State Treasury presented only nonclassified part of the report. Particularly, the list includes all ministers of the Russian government, heads of the presidential administration, heads of both chambers of the parliament, mayor of Moscow and governor of St. Petersburg, leading businessmen and heads of the state companies.
The so-called ‘list of the oligarchs’ was made due to the bill ‘On Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions’. It was adopted by the US in summer 2017 as the response to the accusations of Russia toward the interference in the American election. 241 Article of this bill states that the report should consider the ties of the listed people to Vladimir Putin, their involvement in the corruption should be established as well as the sources of the income.
The involvement to the aggressive actions of the Putin regime is one of the signs of the closeness to the regime as the experts noted. The interference of Russia in the 2016 American election, military aggression toward Georgia and Ukraine, including the annexation of Crimea, bombing of the civilians in Chechnya and Syria, murders of Yury Shchekochikhin, Anna Politkovska, Aleksandr Litvinenko, Boris Nemtsov and other opposition politicians, civic activist, journalists and advocates are among such aggressive actions