After months of rumors and public concern about Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, the president elect reveled his plans to lift sanctions on Russia, several news outlets reported.
During an interview with the Wall Street Journal Friday, Trump expressed a willingness to relieve his Russian friends if the Kremlin assists the U.S. in other efforts such as counterterrorism. Of course, Trump can claim they are helping and lift the sanctions any time without Congress approval.
This move would give Russia the power they are seeking to proceed with their imperialistic agenda in Europe. Trump, of course, is happy to help.
Last month, the Obama administration imposed a series of new sanctions against the Russian Federation in response to cyber attacks during the election. But the president-elect implied sanctions would not be warranted if Russia helped the U.S. in other ways, according to Politico.
“If you get along and if Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody’s doing some really great things?” Trump said.
Trump also revealed his plans to meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin after he is sworn in.
“I understand that they would like to meet, and that’s absolutely fine with me,” he said, according to the report.