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Sen. Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin

Sen. Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin

On Monday, Sen. Paul announced that Russian lawmakers have agreed to visit the U.S. Capitol, which would be the first time in three years that a Russian delegation did so.

Rand Paul has delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader's spokesman said Wednesday.

Trump has pushed for easing tensions between the former Cold War foes, exacerbated by US intelligence findings that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election, trying to tilt the outcome to Trump. "The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges", Paul wrote in a Twitter post.

Paul defended Trump's meeting with Putin despite boisterous criticism from Democrats, establishment Republicans, and the mainstream media. Earlier this week Paul announced that he had secured an agreement from for Russian legislators to visit the USA and "continue dialogue on vital issues such as nuclear non-proliferation and combating terrorism".

Christopher J. Gagin, who revealed he was the Republican Party chairman from OH who resigned after the Helsinki summit, pointed out that Trump defended Putin's denials of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

After the summit, Paul and Trump discussed the senator's planned meetings with Russian officials and the messages the president wanted Paul to convey to them.

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Trump supporter Arthur Schaper said that he didn't take it personally when Trump blamed the USA for interference.

The White House had no immediate comment on the letter.

According to Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the letter was sent to Putin "through diplomatic channels", but the Kremlin has not yet reviewed it.

Congressman Massie suggested in an interview with Breitbart News that America and the world will benefit from the increased dialogue between the two countries.

Paul's colleagues in the Senate from both parties introduced legislation last week to impose strict new sanctions on Russian Federation.