WH racing to stop Congress from sending Russia sanctions bill to Trump

The White House is racing to stop Congress from sending a Russia sanctions bill to the President’s desk that would tie his hands in his negotiations with Putin, and potentially create the biggest political humiliation of his presidency.

In meetings in secure rooms, administration officials are quietly making the case to Republican members that the sanctions bill they rushed through the Senate on a 97-2 vote needs waivers to give Trump the flexibility to negotiate with Putin…

Administration officials are acutely aware of the political pickle this puts them in. “He can’t veto Russia sanctions,” one told me. “Are you f—ing kidding me? Your first veto of the administration is to protect Russia?”