U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley says she’s not concerned by reports that Russia may extradite Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to the U.K. to face charges over the 2016 election.
Haley, who has been working to secure the extradition of Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, said in a statement Friday that she had been “appalled by reports” that Papadopolous may be extradited.
“I have asked my colleagues at the U,S.
and U.k. governments for assurances that there is no attempt to intimidate the extradition process,” Haley said.
The U.KS. government, which is currently conducting an investigation into Papadopoulous’ alleged crimes, has asked the Russian authorities for permission to interview Papadapoulos.
“It is my understanding that the Russians are waiting to see the outcome of that case,” Haley told reporters at the State Department in Washington.
“They are asking for the assistance of our British and U,N.
The British Foreign Office said in an emailed statement Friday afternoon that it was “aware of reports” Papadopalous may have been arrested by U.Q.E. police.
The foreign office was not immediately available for comment.
The Russian Embassy in London did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report.
Papadopus, who is based in London, was charged in January with lying to the FBI and lying to U.A.E., a U.B.C.-led international law enforcement agency.
He was released on a $1 million bail last month after a judge denied bail for Papadapo.
Papapoulos was arrested in the U-K.
In the statement Friday, Haley said that the Us. was working with our European allies to try to obtain the cooperation of the Russians in this case and “not to try and intimidate them.”
“I hope the Ullies and their European partners can see that there are many good people in this community who share the same views as they do,” Haley added.
“This is not an isolated incident.”
The White House did not respond to multiple requests for comment from The Associated Press.