Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Kentucky Senator Delivers Letter To Russia

Kentucky Senator Delivers Letter To Russia

A page of proposed topics for negotiation, not previously made public, offers new insights into the substance of the July 16 dialogue that even Trump's top advisers have said they were not privy to at the time.

At a joint press conference, Trump refused to condemn Putin and cast doubt on the US intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election.

According to a leaked Russian memo obtained by POLITICO, Russian President Vladimir Putin used the Helsinki summit with President Trump to push heavy for new talks on arms control deals going forward.

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.

Trump's meeting with Putin received lower marks, with 23 percent calling it successful and 35 percent calling it unsuccessful.

The president has called special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Moscow a "witch hunt". 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.

The president later corrected some of his remarks, saying he misspoke.

A U.S. 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. He is interested in legislative exchanges, parliamentary dialogue and cultural and educational exchange programs, increased counter-terrorism cooperation, building on recent successes like the disruption of the St. Petersburg plot and resolution of the military conflicts in Syria and Ukraine". Rand Paul (R-KY) had hand-delivered a letter to Putin's representative in Moscow, which suggests this may be related to the process.

US President Donald Trump and the key members of his team have been repeatedly rejecting all the accusations concerning collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

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