USA senator presents letter from Pres. Trump for Putin

Putin lobbied US President Donald Trump to control nuclear arms

Putin lobbied US President Donald Trump to control nuclear arms

Senator Rand Paul said he delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to the Russian government while he was in Moscow.

"I was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin's administration", Paul tweeted.

Paul was an enthusiastic supporter of Trump's decision to meet with Putin in the first place, writing that "dialogue is especially important when hundreds of millions of lives are at stake, as is the case in relations between the United States and nuclear-armed Russian Federation". The White House plans to impose sanctions over foreign interference in United States elections, The Washington Post said.

Paul announced the delivery Wednesday afternoon while meeting with various Russian leaders throughout the week.

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Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts revealed the contents of the letter on Wednesday.

Trump sparked outrage by largely accepting Putin's word over that of his intelligence agencies at the Helsinki news conference.

He also held talks in Moscow with parliamentarians and pledged to block new sanctions against Russian Federation.

Paul, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, met earlier in the week in Moscow with members of Russia's upper house of parliament and invited them to Washington.

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

The relationship has also created divisions within the administration.

The topics that Paul said were included in the letter are things Paul wished to discuss with Putin, not topics Trump asked him to raise with Putin, the official told CNN.

The document sheds light on the relationship between the USA and Russian Federation, pointing to a continuation of disarmament dialogue that has been going on for several decades. Under pressure from Congress, which previous year passed a tough sanctions law targeting Russia, the U.S. Treasury in April imposed sanctions on Russian officials and oligarchs for election meddling and "malign" activities.

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