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Obama State Dept. Spox: Trump Holding Putin Accountable By Signing Sanctions

Former Admiral John Kirby praised the president for signing the bill.

Former Obama State Department spokesman John Kirby praised President Trump on CNN on Wednesday for signing the Russia sanctions bill sent to him by Congress.

“If [Trump] signed this bill, to me, that was proof enough in my mind that he was willing to hold Russia accountable, so I’m glad he signed it,” Kirby, a former admiral, said.

Kirby added that he understands the president’s concerns regarding the constitutionality of the limits that the bill placed on his powers.