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Trump rejects proposal for Russia to interrogate US citizens

US president Donald Trump shakes Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin's hand

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shake fingers in Helsinki

US President Donald Trump has rejected a proposal made via the Russian chief Vladimir Putin that Russia be allowed to query US citizens.

The White House previous stated it might believe it however now says Mr Trump “disagrees” with the advice.

The be offering was once made at a summit of the 2 leaders. In go back, Mr Putin recommended he would possibly permit get admission to to 12 Russians indicted via the US.

The thought of permitting a overseas energy to quiz US citizens sparked outrage.

“It is a proposal that was made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders stated on Thursday.

“Hopefully President Putin will have the 12 identified Russians come to the United States to prove their innocence or guilt,” she stated.

The citizens Mr Putin was once in quest of incorporated a former US ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, and financier Bill Browder.

Allowing Russian officers to interview Mr McFaul could be a contravention of the longstanding custom that overseas diplomats have criminal immunity.

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