NEWSWATCH: “Trump’s Rapid Rapprochement Plans With Russia Fade; Investigations into Russia’s alleged interference in U.S. presidential election complicates relationship” – Wall Street Journal/CAROL E. LEE/PAUL SONNE/THOMAS GROVE

File Photo of White House with South Lawn and Fountain

“Expectations that … #Trump’s election would lead to a rapid U.S. rapprochement with #Russia are fading, as the White House pushes off the #Kremlin’s proposals for a meeting with … #Putin and takes an increasingly skeptical view of reaching a grand bargain with #Moscow. … high-level national-security officials discussed possible approaches to Russia, looking to nail down elements of administration policy before .. .#Tillerson’s first official trip to Russia in mid-April …. top administration officials now see major impediments to a broad deal on an array of policies, given Russia’s continued provocations in terms of weapons deployments, overtures to #Iran, cyberintrusions and intervention in #Ukraine. … burgeoning U.S. investigations into Russia’s alleged interference in last year’s U.S. presidential election … have further constrained prospects ….”

Click here for: “Trump’s Rapid Rapprochement Plans With Russia Fade; Investigations into Russia’s alleged interference in U.S. presidential election complicates relationship” – Wall Street Journal/CAROL E. LEE/PAUL SONNE/THOMAS GROVE