McCain, Graham Push Bipartisan Bill to Increase Russia Sanctions

Newsmax | 1/10/2017 | Staff
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Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are set to release a bipartisan bill to increase sanctions on Russia over the country's interference in the U.S. presidential election.

The Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017, whose chief sponsor is Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, will depute at an afternoon press conference, Politico reports.

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The bill is intended as a message that the GOP wishes to repudiate Russia for its hostile actions despite Republican president-elect Donald Trump has publicly questioned the country's involvement in the hack of the Democratic National Committee.

The sanctions include banning the visas and freezing the assets of "those who undermine the cybersecurity of public or private infrastructure and democratic institutions," according to a summary of the bill from Politico. The bill would also impose...
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