Senator Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin

11 August, 2018, 05:36 | Author: Carlos George
  • Rand Paul delivers Putin letter from Trump

On July 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated at a joint press conference with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump that Moscow had not meddled in election processes in the United States and was ready to cooperate with Washington within a joint working group on cyber security.

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

The FBI and the intelligence committees of the US Senate and House of Representatives have been pursuing a probe into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shake hands at the conclusion of their joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018.

The White house declined to comment on Politico this information or refutation of the fact that trump received any such documents.

A source who did not wish to be identified after obtaining the page translated from Russian into English by Politico, said: "This is, "We want to get out of the dog house and engage with the USA on a broad range of security issues".

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"At Senator Paul's request, President Trump provided a letter of introduction.

The delivery of the letter comes just three weeks after the Helsinki summit between Trump and Putin that was pilloried by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

A list of issues he shared with Trump in Helsinki suggests Russian Federation wants to continue traditional nuclear talks with the US - but doesn't answer all questions about their meeting.

A Kremlin spokesman confirmed that the letter was delivered and was making its way to Putin.

A United States official provided to CNN the text of the letter, which read: "I would like to introduce Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a voice for expanding dialogue with the Russian Federation. In addition to tensions over election meddling, the two countries are also at odds over Syria and Ukraine.

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