Haley Fires Back At Suggestion She Was Confused About Russia Sanctions

Over the weekend, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said new sanctions against Russia were imminent.
Posted at 8:07 AM, Apr 18, 2018

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley hit back Tuesday after a White House official suggested she'd been confused when announcing upcoming new sanctions against Russia.

In a statement obtained by multiple news outlets, Haley said, "With all due respect, I don't get confused."

Over the weekend, Haley told "Face the Nation" that additional Russia sanctions would be announced Monday at the latest. 

But when Monday came and went without any new sanctions announced, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow accused Haley of "momentary confusion."

He later apologized to Haley, telling The New York Times, "As it turns out, she was basically following what she thought was policy. The policy was changed and she wasn't told about it."

As Newsy previously reported, President Donald Trump decided to hold off on additional Russia sanctions because he had some concerns. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.