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White House says it won’t allow Russia to grill ex-diplomat.

Facing mounting bi-partisan pressure, the White House said Thursday it would not allow Russian authorities to grill ex-US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and other Americans. The announcement came as Sen. Chuck Schumer and a trio of his Democratic colleagues had introduced a resolution opposing the idea of Russians questioning Americans — which Trump called...
Time: 14:49     Date: 19.07.2018
Last US News: White House says it won’t allow Russia to grill ex-diplomat. NY Post 24 - US News

The announcement came as Sen. Chuck Schumer and a trio of his Democratic colleagues had introduced a resolution opposing the idea of Russians questioning Americans — which Trump called an “incredible offer” after Russian strongman Vladimir Putin broached it during their Helsinki summit on Monday.

Putin told the commander-in-chief that members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team could come to Russia for observe authorities there question the 12 Russian spies he indicted last Friday.

In exchange, the Russian strongman wanted his own people to have a crack at anti-Kremlin businessman Bill Browder, McFaul and nine others.

The White House said Wednesday that Trump and “his team” were still evaluating the offer — but Trump changed his tune a day later, with the administration saying the president “disagreed” with Putin’s suggestion in a deferential statement.

“It is a proposal that was made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it. Hopefully President Putin will have the 12 identified Russians come to the United States to prove their innocence or guilt,” spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

A growing chorus of current and former officials and lawmakers had lashed out at the idea.

“That President Trump would even consider handing over a former US Ambassador to Putin and his cronies for interrogation is bewildering,” Schumer said in a statement about his resolution, which was co-sponsored by Sens. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Dick Durbin of Illinois and Brian Schatz of Hawaii.

“No president should have the power to gift wrap American citizens, let alone former ambassadors, to our known adversaries. If the president ever agreed to such a request, Congress must do everything in its power to block it.”

Menendez also took a shot at the commander-in-chief.

“It is outrageous that Russian prosecutors would seek to question a former US Ambassador. The White House should have immediately said they would never turn over a US Ambassador to the Russians,” Menendez said.

“So Congress must act swiftly to make clear that we will not tolerate President Trump’s decision to take Putin at his word instead of supporting patriots like Ambassador Mike McFaul, who served our country honorably and with distinction.”

Administration spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a press briefing Wednesday that Trump and “his team” were mulling over Putin’s request.

“The president’s going to meet with his team, and we’ll let you know when we have an announcement on that,” she said, a remark that sparked a firestorm in and out of the administration.

But State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert quickly called the whole idea “absurd” and said it would never happen — directly contradicting the White House in the ensuing chaos.

The resolution — which was expected to come up for a vote Thursday afternoon, but later postponed — came as McFaul and a chorus of current and former diplomats and lawmakers lashed out at Trump for not rejecting Putin’s request.

McFaul said on “Morning Joe” Thursday that “this isn’t just about me — this is about American national interest. We can’t allow this kind of moral equivalency when dealing with Vladimir Putin.”

“Most shocking, and just lamentable, I think is my real reaction, when the White House was given the opportunity to categorically reject this moral equivalency between a legitimate indictment with lots of data and evidence to support it from Mr. Mueller with a crazy, cockamamie scheme with no relationship to facts and reality whatsoever, the white house refused to do that,” McFaul added.

Many current or former officials took to Twitter to lambaste Trump and back McFaul.

“Ambassador @McFaul is a patriot who has spent his career standing up for America. To see the White House even hesitate to defend a diplomat is deeply troubling,” tweeted Hillary Clinton.

“The White House cannot let another day pass without unequivocally rejecting Russia’s absurd request to interrogate @McFaul and other officials. Merely entertaining this idea betrays our diplomats, undermines our interests, and hands Putin yet another propaganda victory,” added ex-Secretary of State Madeline Albright.

Republicans also joined in.

“There’s no way I would turn over a former diplomat to Russia’s foreign investigation for conversation on that. They were acting in the official duties, we need to continue to stand by our folks,” Ohio GOP Sen. Jim Lankford told CBS News.

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida also scoffed at the notion of Russian intelligence officers coming to the US to grill Americans.

“Under no circumstances should #Putin officials ever be allowed to come into the U.S. & “question” Americans on their list. I don’t believe this will ever be allowed to happen which is why the ⁦@WhiteHouse⁩ should publicly & unequivocally rule it out,” he said.

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