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May 18, 2021

Biden, Who Ran on a Platform of Accusing Trump of Not Being Sufficiently Punitive Towards Putin and Russia, Waives Sanctions on a Russian Gas Pipeline

While he meanwhile is cancelling an American pipeline, the Keystone XL!

But Russia, Russia, Russia! Russia gets a waiver!

Despite all the "election interference" Biden strongly implied was a causus belli for actual war.

Sounds like another story NeverTrump will ignore.

Because they were always in on the leftwing political operation from the start. Always. From the start.

The Biden administration will waive sanctions on the corporate entity and CEO overseeing the construction of Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline into Germany, according to two sources briefed on the decision.

Why it matters: The decision indicates the Biden administration is not willing to compromise its relationship with Germany over this pipeline, and underscores the difficulties President Biden faces in matching actions to rhetoric on a tougher approach to Russia.

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The State Department will also acknowledge the corporate entity in charge of the project -- Nord Stream 2 AG and its CEO, the Putin crony and former East German intelligence officer Matthias Warnig -- are engaged in sanctionable activity.

However, the State Department will waive the applications of those sanctions, citing U.S. national interests.

This planned move seems at odds with Secretary of State Antony Blinken's statement, made during his confirmation hearing, that "I am determined to do whatever we can to prevent that completion (of Nord Stream 2)."

I was wrong about there being complete silence from NeverTrump Russia Truthers on this.

Some of them are willing to make a "Whoopsie!" type joke about it.


Meanwhile: this gives Russia control over Western Europe's oil.

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