Democratic leaders are calling on President Donald Trump to extradite the 13 Russian nationals that special counsel Robert Mueller indicted so they can face trial, The Hill reported.
"We write to urge your administration to devote all resources available to ensure that the Russian nationals indicted for allegedly interfering with the 2016 elections are brought to justice and stand trial in the United States," wrote Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. — the top lawmakers on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.
Mueller brought charges against the 13 nationals and three Russian entities in February over allegations of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told NBC in an exclusive interview that he would "never" extradite any of the 13.
Putin's stance is "simply unacceptable," the Democrats said in their letter, The Hill reported.
"It is extraordinary and confounding how little your administration is doing to counter Putin's campaign to undermine our grand democracy, including the refusal to implement sanctions that passed Congress nearly unanimously," the lawmakers wrote.
"Ensuring these Russian nationals stand trial in the United States is imperative for deterring Russia from future attacks on our democracy and would be a signal to those who seek to meddle with our election that such actions are not without consequences," the lawmakers added.
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