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Biden orders U.S. to share evidence of Russian war crimes with international court

President Joe Biden ordered his team to share evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine with the International Criminal Court — a stunning shift of U.S. policy toward the tribunal and a move that goes against the Pentagon’s recommendation.

A U.S. official confirmed that the administration briefed lawmakers on the decision, though the White House has yet to publicly announce the handover of materials. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who support the evidence transfer, said Wednesday night in a statement that “we are pleased that the administration is finally supporting the ICC’s investigation.”

The New York Times was first to report the news.