Senior White House officials say the Trump administration is looking at additional sanctions against Russia and is on guard for possible meddling in November™s congressional elections. Republicans and Democrats have criticized President Donald Trump for not imposing Congress-approved sanctions over 2016 election interference. The officials said Wednesday the sanctions process moves slowly for legal reasons and cannot react to bad headlines and criticism. œThe process on sanctions is long. It™s arduous. It™s not pretty. But when the evidence is there and we™re ready, we go ahead...

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