Sen. Reed says Trump should cancel meeting with Putin
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says President Donald Trump should cancel his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after 12 Russian intelligence officers were indicted for alleged hacking offenses during the 2016 presidential election.
Trump and Putin are to meet Monday in Helsinki.
The Justice Department announced the indictments Friday as part of the special counsel probe into potential coordination between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, says Trump should cancel the meeting in light of the “stunning indictment that these Russian conspirators attacked our democracy.”
The indictment alleges a coordinated effort to break into Democratic email accounts.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also says Trump should cancel the meeting.
A White House spokeswoman says the indictments contain no allegations of knowing involvement by Trump campaign officials.