Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

U.S. Senator Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin

U.S. Senator Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin

US intelligence agencies say Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 USA presidential election to try to tilt the race in Trump's favor, an assertion Moscow rejects.

The three Trump supporters said they were comfortable with the widely panned display from the USA president, and proceeded to clash with the dissenters. Rand Paul to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Host Alisyn Camerota asked the group about how Trump performed at the Helsinki summit where he met with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, who allegedly intervened in the election on Trump's behalf.

Paul is not the first US lawmaker to visit Russian Federation in recent weeks: last month, eight congressional Republicans traveled to Moscow and met with high-ranking officials, including senior members of Russia's parliament and the foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov.

On a trip to Russian Federation this week aimed at boosting engagement with the USA adversary, Paul said Wednesday he was "honored" to deliver the missive which he said "emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges".

Paul described the letter from Trump as a correspondence that "emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges".


Details in the single page agenda for the meeting shows Mr Putin remains interested in maintaining continued cooperation with the United States on nuclear weapons.

The White House said Wednesday President Trump wrote a letter of introduction for Republican Sen.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that a letter from Trump to Putin had been delivered by diplomatic channels, the Interfax news agency reported.

The two countries are also at odds over Syria and Ukraine.

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

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