Sen. Rand Paul says he delivered Trump letter to Putin
09 August, 2018, 00:28 | Author: Sheila Harris
The White House later released its own statement underscoring that the letter was "introductory" and written at the request of Paul.
Paul delivered the letter to representatives of Putin because the Russian leader has been away from Moscow all week.
The White House and Trump have separately sought to beat back criticism that the president failed to confront Putin directly on Russia's election meddling when given the chance.
While Trump obliged the senator and wrote the letter, the White House said the idea that Trump asked Paul to deliver the letter to Putin on Trump's behalf is not true.
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.
Paul said Trump was right to talk to US adversaries and called the criticism directed at Trump a reflection of "how unhinged people are in their hatred for the president".
Paul, one of the few Republicans to defend Trump's July 16 performance in Helsinki, said he had travelled to the Russian capital to encourage diplomacy amid tense relations between Moscow and Washington.
Paul, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had planned this Russian Federation trip before the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, Finland last month, the source said. But Peskov said the Kremlin had not familiarized itself with the contents. Trump sparked outrage by accepting Putin's word over that of his intelligence agencies at a Helsinki news conference.
The president later corrected some of his remarks, saying he misspoke.
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.
Last month, Trump extended an invitation to Putin to come to Washington, D.C., but both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) were adamant that he would not be welcome at the Capitol.
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