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Pres. Trump Welcomes U.S. Citizen Jailed In Venezuela To White House

President Trump welcomes a Utah native back home, after being jailed in Venezuela for more than two years.
The president met with Josh Holt Saturday at the White House, just moments after he touched down on U.S. soil with his wife.
Holt said he was overwhelmed with gratitude and thanked everyone who was involved in his release.
Utah Representative Mia Love also welcomed Holt and thanked President Trump for his efforts on guaranteeing his release.
Venezuelan officials accused Holt of stockpiling weapons and attempting to destabilize the government.
FILE – In this July 13, 2016 file photo, Laurie Holt holds a photograph of her son Josh Holt at her home, in Riverton, Utah. Josh Holt has been released from a jail in Venezuela after spending nearly two years behind bars on weapons charges. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
This come after Tennessee Senator Bob Corker traveled to Venezuela, less than a week after Nicolas Maduro won re-election in a race which was widely denounced.
Venezuelan state television showed Corker and Maduro shaking hands Friday, before holding a closed door meeting at the presidential palace.
While neither side has released an official statement, reports said the visit was an attempt by Corker to negotiate for the release of Joshua Holt.

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