House Democrats have called on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to deliver a classified briefing Thursday regarding the Trump administration’s plans to end sanctions affecting several companies tied to Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, according to the New York Times.
In April, the Trump administration hit three companies Deripaska controls with sanctions over Russian interference in the 2016 US elections; EN+, Rusal and JSC EuroSibEnergo. Following the announcement, the Treasury Department delayed their implementation – eventually deciding in December that they would be lifted following an aggressive lobbying campaign by Deripaska’s network.
Democratic lawmakers sent Mr. Mnuchin a letter on Tuesday seeking an explanation for why the termination of the
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