Spokesman for grieving United Kingdom parents: White House 'a bunch of henchmen'

Elias Hubbard
October 17, 2019

While Sacoolas is said to be "devastated" about Harry Dunn's death and is willing to meet Dunn and Charles, Dunn and Charles have made it clear they want Sacoolas to promise to return to the United Kingdom, where she could be held accountable for their son's death.

Dunn's parents flew to the U.S.to argue that Sacoolas should be returned to Britain to face justice. In fact, the U.K and Ireland are the only major European nations where vehicles drive on the left side of the road. Sacoolas fled the country in September to return to America and claimed diplomatic-immunity protections.

Following their meeting with Mr Trump on Tuesday evening, Charlotte Charles, the mother of Mr Dunn, branded the President's attempt to organise the meeting as "not appropriate".

Family lawyer Mark Stephens, calling national security adviser O'Brien a "nincompoop", said: "He's piled additional grief and hurt on the Dunn family that was entirely unnecessary".

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn were welcomed to the White House on Tuesday. Yesterday's twist emerged after the family had a largely positive White House meeting, in which Mr Trump told them: "Let's try and come at this another way". But now they are saying they easiest must meet within the event that they're within the U.K. And that'll be up to them. "We're seven weeks on and it's just not enough". That's for her as well. "She's traumatized, her children are traumatized". "To be thrown into a room together with no prior warning, that's not good for her mental health, it's certainly not good for ours".

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn - who are in the US advocating for Anne Sacoolas to be brought back to England for justice - were invited to the White House Tuesday and met with President Trump.

He said: "I offered to bring the person in question in and they weren't ready for it".

"It was very sad, to be honest", he said.

Trump said that "we are trying to work something out".

Sacoolas, who is the wife of a USA government official, claimed diplomatic immunity under global law which allowed her to return to the United States. "The roads are opposite".

Meanwhile, Harry's parents say they have seen CCTV footage of the moments leading up to their son's fatal collision near RAF Croughton base in Northamptonshire, and maintain that Sacoolas was driving her auto on the wrong side of the road. "Anne is devastated by this tragic accident", reads her statement, per The Daily Beast. Neither she nor Harry Dunn's family will ever be the same because of it.

"We have said for a long time the family needs to meet, they need to meet in private, away from the media and not curated by politicians, spies or indeed lawyers", he said.

"The family feels a little ambushed, to say the least", Seiger said in a BBC interview. "And disappointed that they made the effort to go all the way down there. with really no progress towards achieving the closure that they're so desperately seeking".

She said that any meeting would need to involve "therapists and mediators in the room and not just her and us".

"I do not think that it can be right to use the process of diplomatic immunity for this type of objective, and I hope that Anne Sacoolas will come back and will engage properly with the processes of laws that carried out in this country", Prime Minister Johnson told the BBC last week.

"He was willing to listen, didn't interrupt me at all", Charles said.

But she says she doesn't know what he meant by that.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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