Former US ambassador to Russia blasts Kremlin’s ‘crazy scheme’ to interview him while Trump considers the idea

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  • President Donald Trump discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin the possibility of allowing Russian officials to interview 11 Americans, in exchange for special counsel Robert Mueller to interview 12 Russians accused of meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
  • Russia’s list of interviewees included former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.
  • White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the two presidents discussed the possibility for McFaul to be interviewed, but added that Trump had not yet made a commitment.
  • McFaul described the idea of allowing Russian prosecutors to interview him on grounds that he allegedly subverted the Kremlin as “outrageous.”

Former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul described the White House’s consideration of allowing Russian prosecutors to interview him on grounds that he allegedly subverted the Kremlin as “outrageous.”

“Vladimir Putin has been after me for a long time even when I was ambassador,” McFaul told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday. “He’s done some outrageous things around the world, but even to our diplomats and even to me personally.”

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