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Bill Browder Doubts He'll Be Swapped To Russia For U.S. Access To Russian Agents

Bill Browder, a critic of Russian President Putin, doubts he would ever be part of a swap that would give the U.S. access to 12 Russian intelligence agents — an idea floated by Putin on Monday.
William Browder, chief executive officer of Hermitage Capital Management, testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on July 27, 2017. Source: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Bill Browder was not surprised Vladimir Putin called him out by name at Monday's press conference with Donald Trump in Helsinki.

Browder's name came up because Putin floated this idea: If the U.S. gave the Kremlin access to Browder, Putin would allow U.S. investigators to interview the 12 Russian indicted as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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