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Rand Paul will lead a U.S. delegation to meet with Russian government officials: Report

Reported by Washington Times:

Republican Sen. Rand Paul will head a U.S. delegation Monday to meet with Russian members of parliament, Reuters reported on Thursday.

Russian agencies said Konstantin Kosachov, who heads the parliament’s foreign affairs committee, announced the meeting.

Mr. Paul has not yet confirmed Reuters’ report.

Although in July, the Kentucky senator penned an op-ed for Politico saying he planned on venturing to Russia.

“In just a few weeks, I will take my own trip to Russia in an attempt to discuss common ground with their leaders and help prevent further, unnecessary escalation of tensions,” Mr. Paul wrote. “We will discuss trade, cultural exchanges and how to better work for peace and prosperity in the world. I look forward to consulting with Trump between his visit and mine and to working with diplomats from both countries to have a successful trip and better relationships.”

Mr. Paul was one of President Trump’s staunchest supporters following the Helsinki summit. In the face of harsh bipartisan backlash, Mr. Paul repeatedly called for the president to be praised for meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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