Sen. Rand Paul Says He Delivered Letter ✉ from Trump to Putin 😱

Sen. Rand Paul Says He Delivered Letter ✉ from Trump to Putin 😱

Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that he was "honored" to deliver a letter from President Donald Trump to the administration of Russian President Vladimir Putin during his trip to Moscow this week.

“The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges,” Paul, a Kentucky Republican, wrote, though he didn't provide any additional details.

In a follow-up statement, Paul’s office said that the senator delivered the letter to representatives of Putin since the Russian leader himself was not in Moscow during Paul’s visit.

White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley confirmed the message, saying Paul had asked for the letter. “At Senator Paul’s request, President Trump provided a letter of introduction," he said in a statement. "In the letter, the President mentioned topics of interest that Senator Paul wanted to discuss with President Putin.”

Paul's trip during the Senate’s recess this week also included a meeting with former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev. Rand said he secured an agreement for members of the Russian Federation to visit Washington at his invitation, which would be their first official D.C. trip in nearly three years.

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