Trump ally: US should ‘start all over again’ with Russia

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One of President Trump‘s staunchest foreign policy allies in Congress wants him to reverse the sanctions imposed by the Obama administration in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine.

“I would hope that our president removes those sanctions and tells President Putin that we’re going to start all over again,” Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., who chairs the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, told theWashington Examiner. “He’s not going to call it a reset, because that’s become a cliche, but we’re going to take away these sanctions and build a whole new relationship which facilitates working together to attain mutually-beneficial goals — rather than the current policy, which is unending hostility and belligerence toward Russia, no matter what it does.”

Rohrabacher has a good relationship with Trump; he was in the running for an appointment in the State Department as Trumpconducted his search for secretary of state. Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, a phone conversation that has sparked concern in Congress and international foreign policy circles that Trump will reverse the Ukraine sanctions. Rohrabacher has a proposal, which he avoided saying if he has shared with Trump, for lifting the sanctions without totally conceding to Russia’s actions in Ukraine…

(Cont) WashingtonExaminer

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