>> Another snag for the Russia sanctions bill in the US Senate Monday. Form Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker telling reporters there's still some way to go before lawmakers reached a deal to push the legislation forward. Last weekend Republicans and Democrats said they reached an agreement to vote on the bill on Tuesday.
But according to Corker, that announcement was premature. Part of the problem, new sanctions on North Korea that were tacked on the proposal after it first passed the Senate 98 votes to 2 back in June. But the bill never came up for a vote in the house. After the Trump administration objected to a detail saying the President must ask permission from Congress before easing any sanctions on Moscow.
Trump's time in office has been dogged with allegations of covert dealings with Russia. Ultimately, it's up to the President to either sign or veto the legislation. And the revised bill will need to pass through both chambers of Congress if it's to be written into law. Corker says he's been in touch with the White House, which he believes has come to a quote, fuller understanding of the measure.