The Trump administration ratcheted up pressure on Russia on Tuesday, unveiling sanctions on more than three dozen additional individuals and organizations that have participated in the country’s incursion in Ukraine.
The Treasury Department made the announcement on the same day that President Trump hosted his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro O. Poroshenko, at the White House to discuss a peaceful resolution to the conflict with Russia. The sanctions also came as Mr. Trump continues to face questions about whether his campaign colluded with Russia to help him defeat Hillary Clinton.
Alan Rappeport and Neil MacFarquhar: You two are either the most intellectually incompetent, or completely disingenuous alleged “reporters” on the face of this planet, and an absolute and utter disgrace to those who report real news, as opposed to fake news. And BTW, did anyone mention to you, that the “big lie” went out with the whoopie cushion and the dribble glass?!?
FACT: President Obama admitted that the US was thoroughly complicit in the overthrow of pro-Russian Yanukovych:
FACT: Victoria Nuland bragged about how much the US had spent to destabilize Ukraine, and place Poroshenko into power in an election which was more crooked that is a dog’s hind leg:
FACT: When Crimean officials realised that there was utterly no rule of law in Ukraine when Yanukovych was overthrown, they held a referendum, asking the Crimean people if they wanted to stay with Ukraine, or petition the Russian Federation to become a member. In a free and fair referendum, Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to petition the Russian Federation to accept them as a member.
Russia never annexed Crimea; Crimea, post-putsch, requested to become a member of the Russian Federation.
FACT: This exercise in peaceful self-determination was adjudged as “illegal” by the US and Ukraine, and the US and Ukraine have been punishing Russia for something it did not do ever since.
Gentlemen, if you EVER had a shred of credibility, it has absolutely gone down in flames, with this story; and you have done it to yourselves, in not presenting what really happened here in a truthful manner.
Here is the NY Times Article,