WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senator to force vote on Russian oligarch

13Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

WASHINGTON — Jan 13, 2019—The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local):

12 p.m.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says he’ll force a vote in the coming days on the Treasury Department’s decision to ease sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has defended the decision, saying the companies are undergoing a major restructuring to “sever Deripaska’s control and significantly diminish his ownership.” He says Deripaska himself and any companies he controls remain under sanctions.

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