Harry Dunn's parents to visit White House

Clay Curtis
October 16, 2019

Harry Dunn's parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, arrived at the White House in Tuesday afternoon.

We have - I was telling Boris, we have a lot of Americans that, you know, they side on the fact that, you know, you have two wonderful parents that lost their son, and the woman was driving on the wrong side of the road.

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn said after their meeting with Mr Trump in the Oval Office that there had been "a little bit of progress".

"He said yes, yes I would", she said, adding that Trump then said he would try to look at the case "from another angle" although Dunn's parents say they are unsure as to what exactly that means.

"I can only hope that he was honest enough to consider doing that for us".

"We are keeping our fingers crossed that we're not going to go and have a 'there-there" pat on the back, but of course I'm pleased, ' she said.

"To just have that [potential meeting] sprung on them ... it wasn't mentioned when they called me, I thought we were coming down to have a debate on the diplomatic immunity laws", Mr Seiger told BBC Breakfast.

"We're going to speak to her and see what we can come up with so that there can be some healing".

"She's held her hands up again in a statement this week saying that it was entirely her fault, she made a mistake. There's tremendous anger, and I understand the anger from the other side very much", Trump said.

But he added that the trip to the White House "didn't feel like a stunt".

"We made it very clear that, as we've said all along, we will meet with her ... and we would still love to meet with her, but it has to be on our terms and on United Kingdom soil", Charles told reporters after the meeting, which lasted about 15 minutes.

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But they were left shocked when Trump said that Sacoolas was in an adjoining room waiting to meet them. "Anne Sacoolas was in the building and was willing to meet with us", she told Sky News.

She was also at the White House, but Harry's parents declined to meet her.

"We still want justice for Harry and we will take it as far as we possibly can to ensure that's done", Charles said.

"Anne is devastated by this tragic accident".

"We have pressed strongly for a waiver of immunity, so that justice can be done".

The family, who met the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, in the United Kingdom last week, have also demanded an investigation into the Foreign Office's (FCO) advice to Northamptonshire police that Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity.

Mr Seiger said: "We want to conduct an investigation into the FCO's decision to advise Northamptonshire Police that this lady had the benefit of diplomatic immunity".

Family spokesman Radd Seiger also said Mr Raab was "cold" and "rude" when he met them with government officials last week.

"So we went round in circles for a few minutes after that", Charles added.

The US State Department told CNN Saturday that diplomatic immunity is "rarely waived".

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