Rand Paul Delivers Trump Letter To Putin

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The White House had no immediate comment on the letter.

Jeremy Montanez said he was bothered by Trump being "a suck-up to Vladimir Putin, because obviously that country has something on him". Rand Paul announced Wednesday that he delivered a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin from US President Donald Trump.

The White House later clarified that it was written as a means of introduction for the senator, who wanted to meet with Mr. Putin.

There has been no indication that a Putin-Paul meeting would occur. Paul said in a statement on Wednesday.

Trump was widely criticized in the USA for his performance at the Helsinki summit as he appeared to embrace Putin's denial that Russia had interfered in the election, equating the Russian leader's stance with the US intelligence community's finding that Russia had sought to help Trump win.

But senior national security officials - including the directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, national intelligence and Department of Homeland Security - warned last week that the threat of meddling from Russian Federation is ongoing. "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. But Peskov said the Kremlin had not familiarized itself with the contents. In a joint news conference with Trump, Putin said he did want Trump to win because then-candidate Trump had said he wanted to improve U.S.

The president later corrected some of his remarks, saying he misspoke.

The Kentucky Republican met with members of the Russian parliament's upper house who serve on the foreign affairs committee Monday.

The relationship has also created divisions within the administration.

There has been no indication that a Putin-Paul meeting will take place.

Banning the banks. The draft bill proposes banning Russia's biggest state banks - Sberbank, VTV Bank, Gazprombank, Rosselkhozbank, Promsvyazbank, or Vnesheconombank - from operating inside the United States, which would effectively prevent these institutions from conducting dollar settlements.

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