"As far as Donald Trump, and I don’t want to sound like I am praising him, because I am certainly not, but from everything we’ve seen of Trump so far, he’ll probably recognize that sanctions are a really stupid deal. My guess is he would be more inclined to review and revoke some of the sanctions on Russia, maybe making some sort of a deal about it," McAdams said, adding that the sanctions, though meant to affect the Russian economy, also hurt the businesses, citizens and the economy of the United States.
McAdams noted that neither the US President Barack Obama administration nor Hillary Clinton, if elected next US president, will be "backing off of sanctions."
"The Left has always been attracted to sanctions. Sanctions are a form of war, but they are not as overtly bloody as war and that’s why the Left has been attracted to sanctions historically," he explained.
Russia has repeatedly refuted the allegations and warned that the Western sanctions as well as military moves on Russian borders are counterproductive and undermine regional and global stability.