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Trump's deadline to sanction Russia for election meddling

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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are skeptical about whether Trump will impose sanctions on Russia for its election meddling, per Politico. The deadline is Monday.

Why it matters: Both houses of Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of this sanctions bill (which Trump ultimately signed as well). If Trump doesn't use this sanction power by tomorrow's deadline, it will send a clear signal to Congress that he's unwilling to be tough on Putin's government and that he's still not convinced Russia interfered in the 2016 election.