US Senate Approves Sanctions Bill Against Russia For “Election Meddling”

by | Jun 15, 2017 | Headline News | 24 comments

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    The United States Senate has decided to go through with a bill that would impose sanctions on Russia as punishment for their “meddling” in the 2016 presidential election.  The measure was passed 97-2, with overwhelming support.

    The Republican-led Senate voted decisively to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election. They approved a wide-range of sanctions that target key sectors of Russia’s economy and the individuals who carried out cyber attacks. There has been no actual evidence produced yet to the public that Russian actually interfered with the election, and even James Comey boldly declared that not one vote was changed because of it during his testimony.

    Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has been adamant that he did not meddle in the election, often saying some just didn’t like the outcome.  Nonetheless, in a move that’s going to add a chill to relations with Russia and further aggravate the slow crawl toward WW3, the Senate insisted on sanctions.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “brazen attack on our democracy is a flagrant demonstration of his disdain and disrespect for our nation,” Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said ahead of the vote. “But in the last eight months, what price has Russia paid for attacking American democracy?” said McCain, who also faulted Congress for not moving more quickly. – ABC News



    Although Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered his lukewarm support for the sanctions measure, he wasn’t entirely certain that it was the best idea.  He told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that he agreed “with the sentiment,” but also urged Congress to make the sanctions legislation doesn’t “tie the president’s hands and shut down promising avenues of communication” between the two former Cold War foes. He asked lawmakers “to ensure any legislation allows the president to have the flexibility to adjust sanctions to meet the needs of what is always an evolving diplomatic situation.”

    This Russian hacking narrative has now taken a dangerous turn.  Putin isn’t going to like having his economy punished and the US has yet to deliver any proof that it wasn’t themselves who committed the acts of meddling either. While anything is still possible, the Senate has also made it difficult for Donald Trump to decline to sign this bill, by tying sanctions to Iran with it. If the government is attempting to start WW3 more quickly, this is a good way to go about it.

    It doesn’t seem like the best idea to poke the bear, in this case, Russia and Putin. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, a member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, said the Senate has finally confronted Russia. “This bipartisan amendment is the sanctions regime that the Kremlin deserves for its actions,” Shaheen said.



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      1. Idiots.

        • This passed 97 – 2. That should tell you what’ll happen to Trump with a lack of evidence about obstruction. It’ll also tell you what won’t happen to Obama, Lynch, Comey, and Hillary.

          • Wilson, I wish all of those shitstains would just back off from Russia. The sanctions are more symbolic than anything else. They don’t have any effect on Russia’s economy. I’m not a fan of Russia but I’m not having any confrontation with Russians if I don’t have reason to.

      2. better stock up on Russian ammo for your ak47 and other gun that you use russian ammo for price low now but will shoot up and be shortage and price gouging and better grab some high capacity mags and get your ar15 and ak,s now after this shooting on that took place on republican party by Leftest piece of crap their will be another push for ban on guns ammo mags the left has had this staged for long time and they get away will it bashing trump bunch of cry babys send them to IRAN or middle east then they will suffer and die

      3. The MSM, Dimocrats, RINOs and esp, John McShitStain are lying andplaying with fire here and they don’t give a shit.

        They deserve to be swinging form lamp posts.

      4. “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin

        March 31, 2017 The Surveillance State Behind Russia-Gate

        Although many details are still hazy because of secrecy – and further befogged by politics – it appears House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes was informed last week about invasive electronic surveillance of senior U.S. government officials and, in turn, passed that information onto President Trump.

        March 07, 2017 CIA Leak: “Russian Election Hackers” May Work In Langley

        Attribution of cyber-intrusions and attacks is nearly impossible. A well executed attack can not be traced back to its culprit. If there are some trails that seem attributable one should be very cautions following them. They are likely faked.

      5. The Repulicans say there was no meddling . Then put sanctions for meddling? The obvious delusions of the end times? And the absolute desperate last ditch attempt to gain more market share cause we can’t get Syrias gold? Looks like a long hot summer? Let the Tares burn.

      6. I am so damn sick & tired of hearing all of this Russia talk and b.s.

        • Just More Fake Russia Meddling Non-News. I think we just need to round up every Senate and Congress Politicians Children and ship them off to the Russian Front in Ukraine. Give them a rifle a few hundred rounds, and a back pack with some MRE’s and tell them to go fight Russia. Until this happens, expect more Government Fraud and Waste on all this fake allegations and fake news. We need to stop all payments to Politicians, cut them all off from tax payer funding for paychecks.

          Send John McCain over to the Russian front to lead the pack of Political Hacks. Loudmouth POS.

          If 98% of the Senate voted for this it is surely time for a New Government by Force. Thus its now time to fully enact the 2nd Amendment, since the 1st Amendment no longer is working For the People.

          • The Only Proof of Any 2016 Election Hacking that I have read, was done by the US Government (((DHS))) Department of Homeland Security. In a false flag move to try and take over the State election processes, by false flag hacking by the Obama Admin to declare that the Elections are part of the Critical Infrastructure and therefore falls under the DHS Jurisdiction. It was just another move by the Left to Hijack the US States election system and as a Federal Government Take over. Basically a “Coup” to hijack the elections. To make sure their candidate wins. Cheating Basically.

            Now all this is Fake Russian Hack Probe, is just more diversion and confusion to blame a new boogie man called Russia.

            We need to install firing squads for Political Hacks Lying their asses off. Its Obstruction and basically treason. Our Government has turned into a 3 Ring Circus.

            • You are spot on target C.S.S.! Dec 12, 2016 Georgia Official Says Homeland Security Tried To Hack Their State’s Voter Database

              While most of the country frets over Russia’s role in the 2016 election, the state of Georgia has come forward saying that they’ve traced an IP from a hack of their voter database right back to the offices of the Department of Homeland Security. Apparently we need to focus on protecting our vote from our own government.


      7. IF Russia meddled in the election by leaking info about Clinton and Wasserman, they SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED! As the leaks showed what scumbag pieces of crap the DNC and Clinton are!
        It is too bad that this isn’t talked about in MSN stations!

        • I have read that the US has meddled in Approx 81 Known Elections of Foreign Countries since 1940’s.

          Righteous Liberals Forget US Has Interfered in 81 Foreign Elections – That We Know Of

          Jim Hoft Mar 31st, 2017 5:32 am —170 Comments

          US Democrats and Lindsey Graham are VERY UPSET with unsubstantiated reports that Russia tried to interfere with the 2016 US election.

          Democrats call the alleged Russian interference an act of war.

          These same hacks had no problem with Barack Obama using taxpayer dollars in an attempt to swing the Israeli election. The Obama State Department gave $349,276 in U.S. taxpayer-funded grants to try to influence Israelis to vote against conservative Benjamin Netanyahu in the March 2015 election.

          In fact the United States has worked to influence at least 81 elections around the world that we know of.

          The United States has tried to influence the outcome of another country’s election more than 80 times between 1946 and 2000.
          link: ht tp://

          And lets not forget, how much AIPAC has meddled in US Elections year after year, or George Soros Meddling in elections across the country for decades.

        • No one is denying that the “leaks” about them, no matter who did them, are true.

          Only expressing outrage that they happened and introduced Truth into an American election.

          Truth is an unforgivable sin to the Left.

      8. The US government is angry that Russia may be trying to do the same thing that the US is doing. The Russians aren’t as good at tampering in other peoples elections as the US is. Heck, we just go right out and overthrow sovereign nations at will. In the 1950’s we overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran. And we never slowed down. Chile? Nearly all of Central America? Cuba? Ukraine, Libya, Syria, Iraq? And the list goes on and on. Do as we say, not as we do.

      9. I used to just think most Senators were idiots.
        I now KNOW they are idiots.

      10. Where is the evidence??


        Is anyone doing something constructive like waxing your car in a bikini ??

        Get your vitamin DD.

        __ ??


        • Also known as (aka) a bikini wax…


      11. So many things that congress needs to be working on and they are playing with the non Russian fiasco. Term limits out to be on the table.

      12. This Russian meddling is another lie, show us the proof! They can’t show us the proof because they don’t have any. Obama interfered in 6 foreign countries’ elections and no one did anything about it, even though in 2010 some members of Congress asked for an investigation into the election of Kenyan President Odinga and Us tax dollars sent there to get Odinga elected. Some more of this country’s, USA, criminal activity under the Democrats. Waiting

      13. They cannot FIX what’s wrong with this country, they NEED a war with Russia to exterminate at least half of us. Then they will be able to control the rest due to what remains can be more easily managed…..or so they think….

        • When did the right com to love Putin so much? On 2012 we hated him.

      14. With people like McCain we are fucked,it’s all a damn act the shit sticks put on like they really give a rats ass, our country is falling apart at the seams and the waste continues​.

      15. McCain needs to take a pill – oh wait he already did in the Vietnam camp when he sold out his fellow soldiers in combat so he could get favorable treatment, look good and return a hero.
        He is bloody traitor and if Americans would all wake up and see the forest for the trees and hold all 525 on the hill accountable, then and only then we may get some results.
        They’re delusional to the “nth” degree.
        While I abhor violence, desperate times calls for desperate measures. The French got it right – “Tall trees and short ropes”
        C’est la vie!! Vive l’Amerique

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