A woman, wearing a T-shirt showing Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, sits at a restaurant in Moscow on July 31, 2017. AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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President Donald Trump chafed Thursday over the new dive in U.S. relations with Russia, widening a rift with his own Republican Party as he blamed Congress for causing the tensions with a new package of sanctions.Trump, who has publicly expressed frustration with Congress, lashed out again at lawmakers on Thursday.Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a leading voice on foreign policy in the party, was among the Republican lawmakers pushing back hard at Trump's tweet.Congress passed the new sanctions to punish Russia for the election interference and the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea in 2014, and included provisions allowing lawmakers to stop Trump from easing the penalties.Russia has loomed large over the first six months of the Trump presidency. Durbin said the bill deliberately included measures to ensure Trump imposed the sanctions and did not lift them.
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