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Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Opposing Russian...Request to Question Fmr. U.S. Diplomats
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 19, 2018 | Conor Beck

Posted on 07/19/2018 5:30:45 PM PDT by familyop

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday expressing opposition to the notion the United States might cooperate with the Russian government to make former U.S. diplomats, officials, and military members available for questioning.

The resolution is a direct response to Russian President Vladimir Putin discussing with the President Donald Trump on Monday the possibility of prosecuting American-born British financier Bill Browder, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, and others for alleged crimes. The offer from Putin developed after the Justice Department indicted 12 GRU military intelligence officers for their involvement in Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election. Putin proposed his cooperation to let U.S. investigators question the intelligence agents in exchange for an opportunity to question individuals on Russia's list of alleged criminals.

The resolution states:

Expressing the sense of Congress against the making available of current former dipomants, officials, and members of the Armed Forces of the United States for questioning by the government of Vladimir Putin.

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that the United States 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.


Only Sens. John McCain (R., Ariz.) and Richard Shelby (R., Ala.) were absent for the vote.

Uncertainty over the administration's stance on the issue continued this week after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that Trump would work his team to decide if the Russian government should be allowed to question former U.S. diplomats.

The State Department was more vocal in opposing Putin's proposal on Wednesday. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said "the overall assertions that have come out of the Russian government are absolutely absurd. The fact that they want to question 11 American citizens and the assertions that the Russian government is making about those American citizens, we do not stand by those assertions that the Russian government makes."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billbrowder; browder; chickenlittles; corruption; coup; deepstate; mcfaul; russia; trump; tyranny
Full title: "Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Opposing Russian Government’s Request to Question Fmr. U.S. Diplomats"

If you don't read the material behind the following link, you won't have a clue. If you do read it, you'll probably be shocked. But you'll finally know what's going on with the "deep state" thing and with Congre$$, too (grea$y palm$).

Bill Browder
Wikipedia
[Excerpt:]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Browder#Family_background

And to those of you who will disagree with this information being made available, remember that you wouldn't be where you are today without our U.S. Constitution and the original intentions behind it. This is the U.S.A., and our nation's direction will be restored one way or another.

[Oh...and the emphasis in bold font in the article is mine.]


1 posted on 07/19/2018 5:30:45 PM PDT by familyop
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To: familyop
"Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Opposing Russian...Request to Question Fmr. U.S. Diplomats"

Because that's all they have to do?

2 posted on 07/19/2018 5:35:59 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

They maybe forgot that Bill Browder is not an American. Why would they want to protect him? I think we all know why.


3 posted on 07/19/2018 5:40:03 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: familyop

Interesting that so many would vote on a subject they don’t get a vote on.

Are they ALL stupid?

Besides, these men are likely guilty of crimes that would be adjudicated so in any country of the world.

Extradite without conditions.


4 posted on 07/19/2018 5:45:22 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: familyop; All

“for questioning by the government of Vladimir Putin”

Stupid bastards.

There is no “government of Vladimir Putin”. It does not exist.


5 posted on 07/19/2018 5:48:25 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: mass55th

Yet another McTurtle backstabbing of Trump.


6 posted on 07/19/2018 5:51:28 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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To: shelterguy; mass55th
"They maybe forgot that Bill Browder is not an American. Why would they want to protect him? I think we all know why."

I doubt that many people can handle the true answer to that question. That answer is also shocking but entirely related to the post above this thread. The following title is not a correct description of the truth in the article, by the way. It's more about us being replaced and eliminated than being left behind. For best illumination, the whole article behind the link should be read, by the way.

Survival of the richest: The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3670797/posts


7 posted on 07/19/2018 5:55:27 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: familyop

while over in Britain -

19 Jul: RT: Identification of Skripal suspects is ‘wild speculation’ - UK security minister
UK Security Minister Ben Wallace has dismissed claims police identified the suspects in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury as “wild speculation.”

The Tory minister Tweeted, in response to the Press Association post, that the report “belongs in the ill informed and wild speculation folder.”...

Asked about the latest developments, Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko said he is still awaiting official confirmation from Britain.
“These are media reports, unfortunately there are no official statements from the British side. I want to hear from Scotland Yard, from the Foreign Office. Many versions [published] in the newspapers are not confirmed at official level,” Yakovenko told journalists in Moscow...

The Russian envoy added that as London has produced no evidence that Moscow is responsible, the attack and its possible perpetrators was not discussed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump at their meeting in Helsinki...
https://www.rt.com/uk/433697-skripal-novichok-tory-minister/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Email


8 posted on 07/19/2018 6:08:02 PM PDT by MAGAthon
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To: familyop

Ah, they passed a resolution, most likely non binding, how...............resolute of them.


9 posted on 07/19/2018 6:49:39 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: familyop

Ex-pat American and if I recall the story is his grandfather was the head of the Communist Party USA this stinks


10 posted on 07/19/2018 6:57:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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To: familyop

These critters are as worthless as T*ts on a Bull.


11 posted on 07/19/2018 7:05:04 PM PDT by cazmandeuce
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To: MAGAthon

Anyone who would ditch his U S Citizenship to avoid paying taxes is SCUM!


12 posted on 07/19/2018 7:25:35 PM PDT by Mollypitcher1 (I have not yet begun to fight....John Paul Jones)
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To: Mastador1

It was non-binding. The Senate version of virtue signaling.


13 posted on 07/19/2018 7:38:27 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: familyop

Former diplomats have international immunity? Had no clue. We do have a bilateral treaty with Russia which the senate approved and the president signed to investigate and follow up on crimes involving corruption - guess the deep state doesn’t want the Russians looking into their piggy banks...


14 posted on 07/19/2018 7:57:17 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingu

Their are many traitors and seditionists in our midst .


15 posted on 07/19/2018 8:12:19 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: familyop

Why the F is McConnell even ALLOWING this stupid, fantasy-based resolution?


16 posted on 07/19/2018 8:52:56 PM PDT by montag813
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To: familyop

Idiotic, all this because Trump did Putin the empty courtesy of not laughing in his face.


17 posted on 07/19/2018 10:09:11 PM PDT by Impy (I have no virtue to signal.)
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To: montag813
Good question, especially since there is plenty of ways to do this without extraditing them to Russia.

Hint: Set up a rendezvous in Iceland where Mueller can question the Russians he indicted and Russia can question the diplomats he believes are responsible for money laundering.

18 posted on 07/20/2018 7:08:59 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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