The US has announced additional sanctions against seven Russian oligarchs with direct ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, along with 12 companies they own or control. The news comes as a shock to many who have witnessed Donald Trump’s love affair with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The measures announced on Friday by the Treasury Department were also aimed at 17 senior Russian government officials and the state-owned Russian weapons trading company, Rosoboronexport.
CNN (@cnn) reports, the punitive actions are the latest escalating step by the US to punish Putin’s inner circle for interfering in the 2016 US Presidential election and other ongoing aggressions across the globe in Crimea, Ukraine,and Syria.
“We cannot allow those seeking to sow confusion, discord, and rancor to be successful.” US President Donald Trump said in a statement released by the White House. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin cited Russia’s occupation in Crimea and its ongoing efforts to supply the Assad regime in Syria with materials and weapons in a statement announcing the sanctions.
The appointment of conservative, right-wing judges is the one thing most people have not been paying much attention to during the term of the current administration. With Trump and his administration causing so much havoc on the way of living in The United States, the appointment of Supreme Court judges and the appointments of other judges and officials may have been something to easily overlook. Make no mistake, this administration is getting things done behind closed doors. It may not be anything that helps the average American citizen, but the administration is getting things done behind closed doors while most people are concerned with everything else.
CBS News (@cbsnews) reports, The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump Administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim Countries.
The Justices say in an order on Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. Lower courts had said people from those nations with a claim of a “bona fide” relationship with someone in the United States could not be kept out of the Country. Grandparents, cousins, and other relatives were among those the courts said could not be excluded.
Justices Ruth Bader and Sonia Sotomayor would have left the lower courts order in place.