United States Senator John McCain made clear comments on rising speculation that President Donald Trump is considering lifting sanctions on Russia, said he hoped the administration would reject that “reckless course.”
“If he does not, I will work with my colleagues to codify sanctions against Russia into law,” McCain, one of the Republican party’s senior foreign policy voices, said in a statement.
As for the recently announced Trump administration’s investigation into what the president has claimed is widespread voting fraud will likely include a “full evaluation of voting rules,” Vice President Mike Pence told fellow Republicans this week, the Washington Post reported on Friday.
In video obtained by the Post, Pence told congressional Republicans in a private meeting that he expects “that the administration is going to initiate a full evaluation of voting rules in the country, the overall integrity of our voting system in the wake of this past election.”
On foreign affairs, Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto spoke with Donald Trump by telephone on Friday, a day after cancelling a summit over the U.S. president’s demands Mexico pay for a border wall.
An official at the Mexican president’s office confirmed the call and said a statement would be issued later with more details.