Republican US Senator delivers letter from Trump to Putin

The document fails to address questions raised

The White House said Wednesday President Trump wrote a letter of introduction for Republican Sen. Senator Lindsey Graham said additional sanctions needed to be tied up before President Donald Trump holds a second meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the USA leader came under heavy criticism for failing to confront Putin about interference in the 2016 election at a summit last Monday. In a release, his office said the letter was given to representatives of Putin because the Russian president has been out of Moscow all week.

The delivery of the letter comes just three weeks after the Helsinki summit between Trump and Putin that was pilloried by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

Trump wants to ease tensions between the former Cold War foes and has been solicitous of the Russian strongman despite the United States intelligence community's unanimous conclusion that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 USA election and was also targeting the upcoming midterms.

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 White house declined to comment on Politico this information, but a denial of the fact that trump received any such documents.

The president later corrected some of his remarks, saying he misspoke.

The Kentucky Republican met with members of the Russian parliament's upper house who serve on the foreign affairs committee Monday.

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

The relationship has also created divisions within the administration.

A list of issues he shared with Trump in Helsinki suggests Russian Federation wants to continue traditional nuclear talks with the US - but doesn't answer all questions about their meeting. 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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