Rohrabacher’s GOP opponent focuses on Russia, pot – Orange County Register

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Despite going along with a new round of sanctions, President Donald Trump and Costa Mesa Rep. Dana Rohrabacher continue to be scrutinized for having urged friendlier relationships with Russia.

The Republican congressman told the Register he only voted for the sanctions because they included North Korea and Iran, and would have opposed the measure if it targeted Russia alone. As for Trump, several people close to the president appear to still be part of a federal investigation into election meddling by the Russians.

But Stelian Onufrei only sees one of the two at fault: Rohrabacher, who says that modern-day Russian should not be confused with Cold War-era USSR.

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