The men, who have been held for three years in Venezuela, were immediately sentenced to prison, according to defense attorneys.
Autocratic leaders have obscured coronavirus data, cracked down on doctors and reporters, and used the health crisis to further erode democracies worldwide.
The men have been detained for over two years since Venezuelan officials asked them to travel to the country for a meeting.
The U.S. denies links to a disastrous attempt to topple Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro. But Trump did call him illegitimate and put a bounty on his head.
An ex-Green Beret’s absurd attempt to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will likely only deepen the country’s political crisis.
Jordan Goudreau and his Florida-based company, Silvercorp USA, helped train Venezuelan fighters in secret camps in Columbia.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro blamed the attacks on the Trump administration and neighboring Colombia.
A group of Democratic senators joined growing calls for Trump to ease punishing sanctions and provide aid to Venezuela and Iran amid the worsening pandemic.
“The Maduro regime is awash in corruption and criminality,” U.S. Attorney General William Barr said in an online news conference from Washington.
Sanders has drawn fire for comments on Cuba and Venezuela. But his policy views aren’t much different than Biden's — and nowhere near as radical as Trump's.