New Sanctions Against Russia, A New Chief of Staff, and New Revelations About Don Jr.

Aug 2, 2017

Today, President Trump signed into law legislation that levies new sanctions against Russia and restricts his own ability to ease those sanctions. 

Hans Hassell, assistant professor of political science at Cornell College says that Congress' act to send those sanctions to Trumps desk is important. 

"This is a really clear rebuke of the President saying, 'Look, what we've heard about Russia makes us very concerned,' so we're going to take these strong stances against Russia while you're trying to get us to relax those sanctions." 

During this hour of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Hassell, and Jim McCormick, professor of political science at Iowa State University.