US Senator Delivers Trump Letter to Putin

US Senator Delivers Trump Letter to Putin

US Senator Delivers Trump Letter to Putin

The White House is drafting an executive order that would authorize President Trump to sanction foreigners who interfere in USA elections, the administration's latest effort to demonstrate it is serious about combating Russian disinformation and hacking. Rand Paul to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

CNN has reached out to Paul's office and the White House for more details.

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

Russian officials were less happy, with a spokeswoman for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov complaining about the leaks, and saying they aren't clear how Russia can possibly talk to the United States when they can't keep even the content of negotiations secret.

Paul, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, later announced his own trip to Russian Federation, saying that he hoped to better relations 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. He (Paul) is interested in leglislative [sic] exchanges, parliamentary dialogue and cultural and educational exchange programs, increased counter-terrorism co-operation, building on recent successes like the disruption of the St. Petersburg plot and resolution of the military conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.

The senator has been one of President Trump's most vocal supporters of Russian policy following the Helsinki summit where both world leaders met.

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

On Monday, the Kentucky Republican invited Russian lawmakers to Washington "to continue dialogue on vital issues such as nuclear non-proliferation and combating terrorism", which comes several weeks after Trump invited Putin to DC as well.

In addition, Putin in Helsinki allegedly spoke with trump about the new ban the deployment of weapons in outer space and called for the establishment of a consultative mechanism at the level of Ministers of defence and foreign Affairs. 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.

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