Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) meets with members of Russia’s parliament and Federation Council in Moscow to “open lines of communication” and invites them to visit the United States. He also delivers a letter from Donald Trump for Vladimir Putin.
One of the Russians that Paul invites back to the U.S. is Konstantin Kosachev, an official that is legally prohibited from doing business with the United States. In 2016, Kosachev handed Rep. Dana Rohrabacher disinformation to bring to Washington.
Another Russian political operative in the room is Sergey Kislyak, whose name shows up many times in relation to Trump and friends.
Russian MP Leonid Slutsky petitions Paul to move the U.S. to release Maria Butina, an undercover agent who infiltrated the NRA and Republican circles.
Texas Republican Phillip Huffines and Cato Institute CEO Peter Goettler accompany Rand Paul on his trip.
Photo: Gage Skidmore