Rand Paul delivered a letter to Vladimir Putin from Donald Trump

Putin lobbied US President Donald Trump to control nuclear arms

"My goal in coming to Russian Federation is to say that we want to have open lines of communication", Paul said at a press conference after the meeting.

CNN has reached out to Paul's office and the White House for more details.

A contingent of eight Republicans spent Fourth of July in Moscow ahead of Trump's meeting with Putin, but returned to face a public backlash that they had failed to press Russian Federation on its interference in the 2016 election.

The increased diplomacy between the two nations occurred after President Trump met with President Putin in Helsinki, Finland, in July.

The White House responded by putting out a statement of their own.

"I was honoured to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin's administration". "The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges", he tweeted.

But Peskov said the Kremlin had not familiarized itself with the contents. 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".

The document fails to address questions raised
The document fails to address questions raised

Trump sparked outrage by largely accepting Putin's word over that of his intelligence agencies at the Helsinki news conference.

And the letter came the same day the State Department announced it would impose new sanctions on Russian Federation after determining its government had used chemical or biological weapons in violation of worldwide law in the nerve agent poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia.

On Monday, the Kentucky Republican invited Russian lawmakers to Washington "to continue dialogue on vital issues such as nuclear non-proliferation and combating terrorism", which comes several weeks after Trump invited Putin to DC as well.

The relationship has also created divisions within the administration.

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.

Rand Paul to the Russian leader.

A reported text of the draft bill published Wednesday sent Russia's ruble to lows against the dollar last seen in April.

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