Mnuchin says Treasury might lift sanctions on Oleg Deripaska’s aluminum company, even though the Russian oligarch was sanctioned just thrree months ago by the US to punish the Kremlin for meddling in the 2016 election. (my latest with @donnaborak) https://t.co/TANg7axa8A— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) July 27, 2018
Why would sanctions be lifted on this company? Is there any evidence that Russia is reducing its efforts to interfere in American elections? That would seem to be a requirement for lifting sanctions since interference in the election was the reason for imposing sanctions.
Did Putin ask Trump to lift sanctions in that private meeting?