• Former US ambassador to Russia blasts Kremlin's 'cockamamie, crazy scheme' to interview him while White House considers the idea

    27 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin the possibility of allowing Russian officials to interview 11 Americans, in exchange for special counsel Robert Mueller to interview 12 Russians accused of meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
    Russia's list of interviewees included former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the two presidents discussed the possibility for McFaul to be interviewed, but added that Trump had not yet made a commitment.
    McFaul described the idea of allowing Russian...
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  • White House says Trump will discuss allowing Russia to question US citizens as part of 'incredible offer' floated by Putin

    White House says Trump will discuss allowing Russia to question US citizens as part of 'incredible offer' floated by Putin

    27 days ago - By Chron

    Sky News/Reuters
    The White House has confirmed that President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin discussed striking a deal that would allow Russia to criminally investigate a former US ambassador.
    The Kremlin has accused financier and activist Bill Browder and his alleged associates of committing tax fraud and campaign finance violations, which the US state department says are baseless.
    Browder is the force behind the Magnitsky Act, which freezes the assets and bans travel of some high-level Russian officials.
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  • Trump says he was 'very strong' against Putin and would hold him personally responsible for election meddling

    27 days ago - By Chron

    Jorge Silva/Reuters
    President Donald Trump said that he would hold Russian President Vladimir Putin personally responsible for meddling in the 2016 presidential election because "he's in charge of the country."
    Trump said he was "very strong" on Putin during a private meeting at the Helsinki summit and suggested that his stance was firmer than President Barack Obama's.
    Despite the apparent disagreement between US intelligence assessments and Putin's denials that Russia had interfered with the 2016 election, Trump stopped short of alleging Putin was lying.
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