Has President Trump done enough on Russia?
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Has President Trump done enough on Russia?

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The Trump administration announced sweeping sanctions against members of Putin's inner circle including seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own, along with 17 senior government officials. Many believe this is proof that President Trump takes the Russia threat seriously, despite what his critics say. But a USA Today poll found a majority of Americans still believe Trump hasn't done enough to counteract Russian interference. What do you think? 🇷🇺

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The Trump administration made a big move by imposing sanctions against a number of high-level Russian officials.

The Trump administration took one of its most aggressive actions against Russia on Friday, announcing sweeping sanctions against members of Russian president Vladimir Putin's inner circle, along with top officials and several businesses, including a state-owned weapons trading company.
The Treasury Department, in connection with the State Department, targeted seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control. It also issued sanctions on 17 senior government officials, along with a state-owned weapons trading company and its subsidiary, a Russian bank.

Many believe these latest actions prove Trump is serious about Russia, despite what his critics say. The Trump administration has so far issued Russia-related sanctions to 189 individuals and entities, "including 136 sanctions related to Putin's actions in Ukraine." Trump has maintained that "no one has been tougher on Russia" than him, and feels his actions have proven it. 

But according to a USA Today poll, a majority of Americans feel the Trump administration hasn't done enough to counteract Russia. Trump still won't place blame directly on Putin and denies Russian interference in our elections. Sanctions are one thing, a strong message from the president of the United States is another, and Trump has yet to do that.

There's also the looming Mueller investigation, which threatens to reveal ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

When it comes to Russia, Americans have more trust in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation than they do in President Trump's denials of collusion, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds.

If Trump is serious about Russia, he should go after Putin directly. Sanctioning those around him is not enough.

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