White House gives mixed messages on Russia sanctions

A day after U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced forthcoming sanctions on Russia, press secretary Sarah Sanders said the White House is debating more sanctions. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.
1:51 | 04/17/18

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President trump is reportedly blocking a new set of sanctions against rush had those economic punishments were supposed to be imposed Monday but then the president apparently intervene. This morning mixed messages from the trump administration about how to punish Russia for supporting Syria's use of chemical weapons. They say you will see that Russian. Sanctions will be coming down secretary mean agent will be announcing those on Monday at just. One day after UN ambassador Nikki haley's announcement. Press Secretary sir Sanders would only say the White House is considering additional sanctions the Washington Post reports president trump himself has decided to hold off. Because the president was not yet comfortable with imposing sanctions on Russia. The decision comes as chemical weapons investigators say they're being denied access to the attack site by Syrian authorities. Attack outside Damascus was used to justify US led airstrike. Which Russia calls a violation of international law it usually in the for the first time this morning we're hearing from survivors of that attack he says there was a strong chlorine smell and yellow dust covered the entire area. And this morning an urgent new warning about Russian hackers. The FBI and Homeland Security say state sponsored Russian hackers are targeting millions of American companies small businesses even homes. They're accused of secretly launching a campaign to use Internet routers to commit espionage steel business and design secrets and potentially launch future attacks. These devices actually make ideal targets but in the global threat to simple way to think about it is went to own the router you own the traffic. Traversing the writer. So what should you do to make sure your router is not actual experts say do not use the and businesses should avoid using the same password for multiple routers.

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