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Sen. Ben Sasse Issues Warning Ahead of Trump Summit: ‘Putin is a Murderer’

Ahead of President Donald Trump‘s highly anticipated meeting with his Russian counterpart, Senator Ben Sasse issued a warning: Vladimir Putin is a murderer.

Trump is set to meet one-on-one with Putin in Helsinki on Monday, and the summit is fraught with tension: is comes after Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s indictments this week alleged that the Russian government hacked Hillary Clinton‘s campaign and the Democratic party to meddle with the 2016 election. The U.S. president doesn’t seem to care much: on Sunday he congratulated Putin on throwing “one of the best” World Cups “ever”.

Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, took to Twitter ahead of the meeting to remind everyone who Putin is.

“Putin is a murderer,” he wrote. “He has ordered the assassinations of political adversaries and used outlawed chemical weapons to do it.”

“He oversees Russian military units that shot down Malaysian flight 17 and murdered almost 300 civilians.”

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