Friday, 16 November, 2018


Senator Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin

Donald Trump ja Vladimir Putin kättelevät Image Alexey Nikolsky EPA
Bennie Garza | 09 August, 2018, 00:31

The White House called it a letter of introduction for Paul, who was visiting Moscow.

"I was honoured to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin's administration".

CNN host Alisyn Camerota led off with Trump's "performance" in Helsinki at his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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.

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.

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's Moscow trip, Trump said the junior senator from Kentucky "would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss several topics".

The three Trump supporters said they were comfortable with the widely panned display from the US president, and proceeded to clash with the dissenters. "The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges", Paul wrote on Twitter. Trump sparked outrage by accepting Putin's word over that of his intelligence agencies at a Helsinki news conference. But Peskov said the Kremlin had not familiarized itself with the contents.

The Kentucky Republican met with members of the Russian parliament's upper house who serve on the foreign affairs committee Monday. Businesses would also incur penalties for any participation (funding or supplying equipment or technology) in new oil projects inside Russian Federation valued above $1 million.

Congressman Massie suggested in an interview with Breitbart News that America and the world will benefit from the increased dialogue between the two countries.

Oil and gas. In the energy sector, the legislation would impose sanctions on investment in any projects by the Russian government or government-affiliated companies outside Russia worth more than $250 million. A reported text of the draft bill published on Wednesday sent Russia's rouble to lows against the dollar last seen in April.

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