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Trump admin ignoring deadline for Russian sanctions

The Trump administration is ignoring a deadline for sanctions against Russia — nearly two months after the President grudgingly signed the penalties into law.

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said in a joint statement Wednesday that the White House has “had plenty of time to get their act together” after blowing off an Oct. 1 deadline to identify Kremlin-linked targets.

The sanctions are part of a bill that had near unanimous support in Congress meant to force Trump into punishing Russia for meddling in the presidential election, something he continues to deny.

“We can’t let anybody play around with our voters in the voter system, but I have to tell you this . . . Russia was an excuse used by the Democrats when they lost the election,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday.

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