Chris Wallace: Trump Is Taking a 'Middle Road' With Russia Sanctions
"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace said President Trump is taking a "middle road" on Russia with his administration’s new sanctions.
The Department of the Treasury announced on Thursday that 19 Russian individuals and five Russian entities would be sanctioned for allegedly interfering in the 2016 election and engaging in cyberattacks.
Among those being sanctioned are the 13 Russians indicted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe last month.
The sanctions come as leaders of the U.S., Germany and France have joined together with the United Kingdom in accusing Russia of being behind a recent nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy.
"These were the first sanctions that have been ever imposed by the Trump administration against Russia for meddling in the 2016 election," Wallace said on "Shepard Smith Reporting." "When you think how long those charges have been going on, that's fairly remarkable."
He noted that both the House and the Senate voted overwhelmingly last July to give Trump the power to impose sanctions against the Russian individuals and entities, but he waited more than seven months to do so.
"And he didn't impose the full arsenal of sanctions that they have authorized," Wallace added. "There are still sanctions they could impose in the defense and other industries. The president, so far, has not taken those steps."
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