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Old 20 July 2018, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
... So again, is that an official thing?
As official as it can be absent an act of Congress:

I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that the actions and policies of persons -- including persons who have asserted governmental authority in the Crimean region without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine -- that undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets, constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.[bolding mine]
The list of persons is basically most of the Russian oligarchs and Putin's personal bank*

* Not personal as in the bank he personally uses, his own personal bank.
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