CNN's Chris Cuomo battles Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah over Trump's coziness with Russia

Raj Shah.
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CNN's Chris Cuomo got into a battle of premises Monday with Deputy White House Press Secretary Raj Shah as the pair scuffled over the question of whether President Trump is taking seriously the sanctions he unhappily agreed to impose on Russia last year.

Monday notably is the deadline for Trump to impose the sanctions, which Congress approved with a veto-proof majority in August as a response to Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election. Already, many critics are concerned the president might not "follow the law as it was passed by Congress," as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) fretted to Politico on Sunday.

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