The Trump administration has loosened sanctions on America’s new play cousin on our fascist father’s side. That’s right—the Treasury Department announced Thursday a modification of sanctions put in place by the Obama administration after intelligence agencies determined that it was involved in cyberattacks to meddle with the U.S. elections in November, CNBC reports.
And now we owe cousin Vladimir Putin
because he has tapes showing President “Grab-em-by-the-pussy” having freaky old white man sex with Russian prostitutes. our collective firstborns.
According to CNBC, the ease-up on sanctions “will allow American companies to make
limited transactions with the FSB, the successor to the KGB, if it needs
them to get approval to import or distribute technology products in
Russia.” The full implications of the move, however, were not immediately clear.
Sean “Spicy Facts” Spicer claimed that this was all normal policy and nothing for America to be worried about.
“From what I understand, it is a regular course of action,” Spicy Facts said.
Political scientist Ian Bremmer, president of the consulting firm Eurasia Group, told CNBC that this is not actually an easing up of sanctions against Russia.
“It’s a rule change clearing up a problem with the sanctions regime that prevented U.S. exporters of nonsanctioned electronic devices from complying with both U.S. and Russian law,” Bremmer told CNBC. “The problem was identified by the Obama administration, and this appears to be the response to address it.”
Read more at CNBC.