Leahy REAX To The White House's Refusal To Summarily Reject Putin's Proposal To Make Former U.S. Ambassador McFaul Available To The Russian Government For Interrogation

"It is beyond belief that the White House would even contemplate the ludicrous notion of turning over to Russian President Putin a former U.S. ambassador and public servant for doing his job and standing up for our national interests and values.  The Administration needs to immediately and unequivocally reverse course.  Their silence and actions already have undermined the confidence of other U.S. diplomats posted overseas that their government will defend them.  President Trump must not cave to Putin’s thuggery and ongoing efforts to undermine the United States in this way, or in any way.  He is President of the United States.  It’s time he act like it.”

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