In July, Congress passed, in a near-unanimous vote, a law called the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which among other things imposes sanctions on Russia for their interference in the 2016 presidential election. But the Trump administration just announced that it is not implementing those sanctions, because they claim the law itself is enough of a deterrent without actually sanctioning anyone.
But my question is, what is the Trump administration's legal basis for not enforcing this law? The President cannot simply choose not to enforce a law. But does this law have a provision that allows the President to either delay or suspend its enforcement?