White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain didn’t come up in President Donald Trump’s Tuesday call with Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
The British government has blamed Moscow for the attack with a military-grade nerve agent.
Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said it’s “almost beyond comprehension” why a state actor would deploy such a dangerous substance in a public place in a foreign country where others could be exposed.
Sanders told reporters that Trump also didn’t raise the issues of election meddling or Russia’s allegedly tainted voting process. She says: “That’s not simply what today’s call was about.”
Sanders adds that the call was meant to discuss areas of cooperation between the U.S. and Russia.