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White House working on executive order to punish election interference

ЗМІ дізналися яку записку Путін передав Трампу в Гельсінк Leaked document reveals Putin's disarmament talks at Helsinki
Leonard Rios | 10 August, 2018, 16:29

The Kentucky senator touted the letter earlier Wednesday morning, saying he was "honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin's administration".

Paul's trip to Russia comes just weeks after Republican lawmakers traveled to Moscow for meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, including members of the Russian Parliament.

Trump soon after his summit with Putin had invited the Russian president to Washington this fall, but Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, later said any meeting would be put off until 2019.

Rand Paul (R-KY) had hand-delivered a letter to Putin's representative in Moscow, which suggests this may be related to the process.

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.

Trump touts effectiveness of tariffs in string of tweets
An all-out trade war could overshadow Trump's otherwise solid economic record of low unemployment and stimulus-fueled growth. China has already retaliated against some of these measures. "We are using them to negotiate fair trade deals", Trump said.

Steven Segal appointed Putin's humanitarian envoy
For more than a decade Seagal, who according to his own website is 66, has been a regular visitor to Russian Federation . Seagal's grandmother was born in Vladivostok, Russia, and the two men share a passion for martial arts.

Matteo Kovacic set to sign on loan from Real Madrid
Modric then went into the World Cup in buoyant move, and he managed to lead his Croatian side to the World Cup final. If Modric does want to leave, it would take quite an offer for him to do so.

One White House official emphasized that the document is a draft and that it could change but said it showed Trump is intent on safeguarding USA elections.

The tweet set off a flurry of speculation, given the controversy sparked by a Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki last month.

He also held talks in Moscow with parliamentarians and pledged to block new sanctions against Russian Federation. However, he undermined those remarks when he quickly returned to calling the special counsel's investigation a "witch hunt", and referred to Russian interference as a "hoax". He (Paul) is interested in leglislative [sic] exchanges, parliamentary dialogue and cultural and educational exchange programs, increased counter-terrorism co-operation, building on recent successes like the disruption of the St. Petersburg plot and resolution of the military conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. Trump's top intelligence official, Dan Coates, has said that he is in the dark about what Trump discussed with Putin in their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki.

"Thank you for considering meeting with Senator Paul during his visit to Russian Federation".

Paul, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has continued to meet with Russian officials in Moscow this week along with visiting the US embassy.

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