By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, Kremlin.ru
August 4, 2017 (Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill imposing sanctions against Russia over its efforts to meddle in the U.S. election and Russian aggression in the Ukraine.
The bill also prohibits President Trump from easing those sanctions without Congressional approval. The action is a stinging rebuke to Trump, who has previously opposed sanctions and drawn criticism for his close ties to Russia and praise for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.