On Monday, Mr. Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, and the rest of world was anything but pleased. The meeting just further confirms that Trump has been committing treason all along even if some still refuse to believe it. During a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Trump continued to deny Russian hacking in U.S. political processes.
Now, after the infamous meeting, which CNN’s John King called the “Surrender Summit,” the Senate passed a resolution on Thursday opposing Russian interrogation of former U.S. officials. This happened shortly after the White House released a statement backpedaling on a proposal to allow Moscow to help interrogate U.S. citizens such as Ambassador Michael McFaul.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) along with Democratic Senators Bob Menendez (NJ), Dick Durbin (IL), and Brian Schatz (HI) spearheaded the resolution of which the Senate voted unanimously in favor – 98-0. Schumer said:
‘That President Trump would even consider handing over a former U.S. ambassador to Putin and his cronies for interrogation is bewildering. …This body must agree on the importance of protecting our ambassadors. We should pass it today, not wait, not show any equivocation.’
Since the summit, it has been in the headlines that Trump could allow Russia to question U.S. officials. During a press conference with Trump on Monday, Putin attempted to negotiate a deal saying that the Kremlin would permit Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team to travel to Russia to attend the questioning of 12 Russian intelligence officers indicted in the probe. In exchange, Russia would be allowed to interrogate people “who have something to do with illegal actions in the territory of Russia.”
Trump called the proposal an “incredible offer,” and the White House did not immediately come out against Putin’s proposal. As of Wednesday, Huckabee Sanders was saying that Trump was still considering the offer. Many members of Congress and the media were baffled that Trump would ever entertain such a proposal.
Huckabee Sanders released a statement on Thursday though, saying:
‘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.’
The resolution passed by the Senate read that the U.S.:
‘should refuse to make available any current or former diplomat, civil servant, political appointee, law enforcement official or member of the Armed Forces of the United States for questioning by the government of Vladimir Putin.’
Other senators attempted to pass Russia-related resolutions on Thursday – Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Chris Coons (D-DE.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) – but were blocked.
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) even called the proposal a “bad idea,” saying:
‘I have no idea how that’s even come into consciousness.’
GOP Senator Lindsey Graham also said that allowing Russia to question American would be “absurd and naïve.”
Huckabee Sanders said:
‘There was some conversation about it, but there wasn’t a commitment made on behalf of the United States. The president will work with his team and we’ll let you know if there’s an announcement on that front.’
It was reported by the Russian state media that Russia wants to question McFaul and Christopher Steele, the author of the Steele dossier. This is connected to their investigation of Bill Browder who is an American financer who lobbied on behalf of legislation that imposed sanctions against Russia.
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