Bill Browder, whose actions standing up to Russian President Vladimir Putin led to the Magnitsky Act, was called out in Wednesday's White House press briefing over the possibility of President Trump allowing Russia to question USA officials.
Mr Trump, who had the opportunity to publicly rebuke Mr Putin during the news conference in Helsinki, instead praised the Russian leader for his "strong and powerful" denial of the conclusions of USA intelligence agencies - that Russia meddled in the election.
"Let's be very clear, just so everybody knows: Russian Federation did meddle with our elections", said House Speaker Paul Ryan, another steady Trump political ally. "There's been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russian Federation", he said.
Speaking about his talks with Putin, Trump said: "As successful as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was, I think this was our most successful visit". When tensions are higher than they've ever been - including the Bay of Pigs - when tensions are higher between the USA and Russian Federation than ever before, I'm not going to stand next to the man and call him a liar to his face because it would undo all of the great progress we had just made. "The intelligence community has been going after him for two years".
Earlier Wednesday, Trump claimed that no U.S. president has been as "tough" as him on Russian Federation. "You can put that in and I think that probably clarifies things by itself".
"The Russians want to have me handed over", Browder said.
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Trump also claimed that he confronted Putin about the meddling in Helsinki: "I let him know we can't have this, we're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be".
The White House on Wednesday declined to rule out accepting a Russian proposal for the questioning in the United States of Americans sought by the Kremlin for "illegal activities", including a former USA ambassador to Moscow.
Republicans and Democrats accused him of siding with an adversary rather than his own country.
Graham added, "I'd be curious to find why the President doesn't believe that" latest suggesting that Mr. Trump "needs to explain to the American people why he rejects the intelligence assessment about their ongoing activity against our democracy".
To rectify the situation, Trump held a news conference the very next day where he said he simply misspoke. The Americans wanted for questioning by Moscow include Michael McFaul, the former United States ambassador to Russian Federation, and American-born financier Bill Browder, who successfully lobbied the U.S. government to impose new sanctions on Moscow.
"It could be other people also - there's a lot of people out there", he said.
"This body must reaffirm that we stand with the men and women of the Department of Justice, who have brought these 12 indictments against individuals from the Russian Federation who interfered with our elections", Flake said in a statement. The sentence should've been, and I thought it would be maybe a little but unclear on the transcript ...