WEB Notes: Does anyone really believe obama is making all of these last minute changes to sneak something in on trump? Not a chance. It is doing a lot of pre-work is what he is doing. All of these executive orders that have been signed by obama can easily be un-done by trump if he wants too. trump has suggested he may drop Russian sanctions if they are “helpful”.
U.S. President Barack Obama on January 13 extended all U.S. sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Crimea and aggression in Ukraine by one year through March 2018.
The move appears designed to make it harder for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to roll back the sanctions after Obama leaves office on January 20. Trump has said he wants to improve relations with Russia and would take a second look at the sanctions, although several of his chosen cabinet members said this week that they support the sanctions.