Mnuchin: Report On Russian Politicians And Oligarchs Will Lead To Sanctions

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the report released by his office will lead to new sanctions against Russia.

The Treasury Department on Monday released the list of 114 Russian politicians and 96 “oligarchs” in line with a sanctions law passed by Congress last year to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election.

Mnuchin came under fire from Democrats for the failure to impose any sanctions in the report Treasury released while he was testifying before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday.

He said the goal was not to levy sanctions by the deadline for producing the report, adding that a review of the classified section of the report could provide more information on the issue. Mnuchin said “there will be sanctions that come out of this report.”