Rand Paul Delivers Trump Letter To Putin

Elias Hubbard
August 8, 2018

Host Alisyn Camerota asked the group about how Trump performed at the Helsinki summit where he met with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, who allegedly intervened in the election on Trump's behalf.

The White House has neither confirmed nor denied the authenticity of the document, except to state that President Trump did not receive any written suggestions from Putin in Helsinki.

"The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges", Paul said in a statement.

Paul announced the delivery Wednesday afternoon while meeting with various Russian leaders throughout the week.

Trump has pushed for easing tensions between the former Cold War foes, exacerbated by USA intelligence findings that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election, trying to tilt the outcome to Trump. Putin's willingness to continue talks on nuclear weapon reductions as well as new limitations indicates an ongoing cooperation between the two nations, despite recent tensions.

At the time, uncertainty about what Mr Trump and Mr Putin discussed during the private meeting in which members of the press were also banished from caused a stir.

Christopher J. Gagin, who revealed he was the Republican Party chairman from OH who resigned after the Helsinki summit, pointed out that Trump defended Putin's denials of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Last week, Trump's national security team said Russian Federation is behind "pervasive" attempts to interfere in the November midterm elections, in a rejection of denials of meddling that Putin made directly to Trump.

Damani Bryant Felder, a Trump supporter, pointed out that given how prolifically leaky the administration is, if the Russians had something on Trump we would know by now. Trump said then that he doesn't "see any reason why" Russian Federation would be responsible for the election hacking, accepting Putin's denial over the USA intelligence community's assessment.

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