This has been brought up in other threads, but I thought it deserved its own. The State Department sent a message to Congress yesterday informing them that they wouldn’t be imposing any sanctions as authorized in last year’s Sanctions Act, passed in an overwhelming display of bipartisanship and signed into law by Trump.
The State Dept claims that the threat of sanctions has already worked, problem solved, no reason to actually implement any.
Cynics, of course, suggest that this is clear evidence that Trump is compromised and is defying congress in order to protect Russian interests.
I’m inclined to side with the cynics but I’ll admit that this is a complicated bill and I’m open to the possibility that the State Department is being forthright. What’s the straight dope?