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President Trump Dodges Question About Poisoning of Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny

HeadlineSep 23, 2020

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been released from a German hospital, where he was treated for suspected poisoning after he became violently ill aboard a flight from Siberia to Moscow in August. Ahead of his release, Navalny published a photo of himself looking gaunt but walking without assistance. Doctors say it’s too early to tell if the longtime critic of Vladimir Putin will make a complete recovery. German scientists say they discovered traces of the banned nerve agent Novichok on a water bottle used by Navalny shortly before he fell ill.

In Washington, a reporter asked President Trump Tuesday about Navalny’s poisoning.

Reporter: “Who do you think poisoned Alexei Navalny in Russia?”

President Donald Trump: “Uhhhh, we’ll talk about that at another time.”

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