Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


White House Confirms Trump Will Consider Cooperating with Putin on Browder Case

July 19, 2018 (EIRNS)—The White House has confirmed that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Putin’s request for cooperation on the case of U.S.-born British financier Bill Browder and the questioning of other suspects and witnesses. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on July 18 that the two Presidents had a conversation on the issue and that Trump would work with his team about the possibility of Russia’s questioning of Obama’s Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and other officials over the Browder case according to TASS.

Browder has gone berserk over this, telling Fox News:

“The idea that the White House and Donald Trump would be considering handing these people over and me over to the Russians is just appalling. It’s effectively treason to hand over patriotic people who’ve been trying to do the right thing, and they’d better come out quickly and walk that one back. Otherwise, this is truly a litmus test for the Trump Administration.”

The Russians have accused Browder, founder of Hermitage Capital Investment Group, and his allies of funnelling $1.5 billion out of Russia into safe havens, including $400 million into the U.S. Democratic Party.

As for Browder being a “patriotic America”—note that he gave up his U.S. citizenship to become a British subject.

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