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

28 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, State Department at odds over Russia proposal for interviews

White House, State Department at odds over Russia proposal for interviews

28 days ago   |   By WMUR

The White House and the State Department are at odds over Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election meddling.
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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

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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.
In her Wednesday afternoon press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders...
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