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World Nikki Haley Got ‘Ahead of the Curve’ in Announcing Russian Sanctions, Officials Say

23:21  17 april  2018
23:21  17 april  2018 Source:   nytimes.com

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Nikki R. Haley , on Tuesday, as Mr. Trump’s chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said she had gotten “ ahead of the curve ” in announcing On Monday, White House officials said Mr. Trump had not yet decided whether to impose sanctions on Russian companies found to be assisting Syria’s

A top White House official said Nikki Haley experienced “momentary confusion” by announcing new sanctions on Russia . “She got ahead of the curve ,” Larry Kudlow, the president’s national economics adviser, told Trump Declines to Add Sanctions Against Russians , Contradicting Haley .

Nikki Haley taking a selfie: Nikki R. Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, had said the administration would impose sanctions on Russian companies found to be assisting Syria’s chemical weapons program, a position later contradicted by the White House.© Lawrence Jackson for The New York Times Nikki R. Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, had said the administration would impose sanctions on Russian companies found to be assisting Syria’s chemical weapons program, a position later contradicted by the White House.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The White House put further daylight between President Trump and his United Nations ambassador, Nikki R. Haley, on Tuesday, as Mr. Trump’s chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said she had gotten “ahead of the curve” in announcing new sanctions against Russia.

On Monday, White House officials said Mr. Trump had not yet decided whether to impose sanctions on Russian companies found to be assisting Syria’s chemical weapons program. That contradicted Ms. Haley, who had said a day earlier that the president would take that step.

Trump adviser denies confusion over Russia sanctions

  Trump adviser denies confusion over Russia sanctions White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday the United States had imposed a set of sanctions on Russia and was considering other measures for the future.His comments came after U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said over the weekend that new U.S. sanctions would be forthcoming, only to have President Donald Trump delay further action on Monday, according to a senior administration official.

Nikki Haley : I don't get confused. Kudlow on Haley : She got ahead of the curve . Haley slams Russia at UN Security Council. MUST WATCH. WH takes back announcement on Russia sanctions 02:04. Other administration officials were surprised that Haley had overstepped.

The White House walked back the plan on Monday, saying new sanctions were “under consideration” but no decision had been made. Kudlow sought to tamp down any concern over tensions between Haley and the President. “She got ahead of the curve ,” Kudlow said .

“She got ahead of the curve,” Mr. Kudlow said to reporters at a briefing hours before Mr. Trump welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to his Palm Beach estate, Mar-a-Lago.

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“She’s done a great job,” Mr. Kudlow added. “She’s a very effective ambassador, but there might have been some momentary confusion about that.”

Mr. Kudlow was the first senior White House official to place the blame directly on Ms. Haley, and he did so at a briefing on an unrelated topic, Mr. Trump’s two days of meetings with Mr. Abe here.

Asked to explain the discrepancy between her and the administration, Mr. Kudlow said, “The issue here is, we have a set of sanctions, and additional sanctions are under consideration but not been determined.”

“If you talk to Steve Mnuchin at Treasury, and so forth, he will tell you the same thing,” Mr. Kudlow said, referring to the Treasury secretary. “They are in charge of this.”

Mnuchin Says Russian Oligarchs Sanctions Had Impact U.S. Wanted .
U.S. sanctions on Russian oligarchs that sent the ruble tumbling and roiled metals markets had the effect the Trump administration wanted, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. Mnuchin, speaking in an interview broadcast Thursday on Fox Business, said that the sanctions against tycoons close to the Russian government had the “necessary impact.”He didn’t rule out additional financial penalties, saying the administration “is not afraid to use these tools -- we will use these tools -- but we’re not going to broadcast to the world our exact thinking.

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