We still have essentially no details regarding Trump’s summit with Putin, which should be a scandal in and of itself, but here’s something new to wonder about. Senator Rand Paul says he delivered a letter on behalf of President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin, in person.
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Time for a little trip back to March of 2017 when Senator McCain said Rand Paul is I quote, “working for Vladimir Putin.”
“I was honored to deliver a letter from President Donald J. Trump to President Vladimir Putin’s administration,” Paul said, “The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges.”
So why a letter? Trump has the answer on that:
“It’s very important, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old fashioned way because I’ll tell you what, no computer is safe,” Trump responded when asked about the importance of cybersecurity, according to pool reporters.
Clearly, Trump didn’t want the State Department or the Intelligence Community to know what was in the letter.
But, I’m sure that letter was about “countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges.” The same way the Trump Tower meeting was about “Adopting Russian Children“.
That should, if our legal system was working in any way, make Paul an accessory to violating the presidential records act. I won’t hold my breath.
Between this and that sketchy as hell July 4th trip, things certainly seem to be getting worse. Just how many republicans are wrapped up in this mess?
Hot take on the issue:
“Many folks think that Rand Paul can’t be beat, they’re worried he might be too well-liked. I don’t buy that. Just ask his neighbor. He can be beaten.”
— Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes (D)