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Senate Dems urge Trump administration to keep seized Russian compound on Eastern Shore

Senate Dems urge Trump administration to keep seized Russian compound on Eastern Shore

Democratic senators from Maryland and New York warned the Trump administration Thursday against returning Russian diplomatic compounds seized in retaliation for that country’s interference in last year's presidential election.

In a letter signed by Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland as well as Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, the lawmakers wrote that “the Russian government has done nothing to deserve renewed access to these compounds.”

The letter was sent to Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon Jr. ahead of his meetings with Russian officials next week. It follows a bipartisan letter, sent in June by Republican Sen....

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