Rand Paul

Senator from Kentucky, Son of Congressman Ron Paul

Rand Paul on Russian election meddling: ‘We all do it’ Politico By QUINT FORGEY 07/15/2018 Russian election interference.

Sen. Paul and Sen. Lee the only two senators who voted a Putin-friendly “no” on the inclusion of Montenenegro into NATO.@ManchuCandidate  Senate votes overwhelmingly to admit Montenegro to NATO Politico By ANDREW HANNA. 03/28/2017 “The treaty was originally expected to be ratified during the final days of the Obama administration. But the vote was delayed by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah).”

“Rand Paul & Bernie Sanders only Senators to vote no (the two in 98-2) on the escalation of Russian sanctions in July, 2017. Paul seemingly keeps turning up like a bad penny when pro-Russian, Putin-friendly attempts to subvert consensus legislation happens” @ManchuCandidate.

Senate Joins House in Overwhelmingly Passing New Russian Sanctions NBC News  / Updated By Alex Johnson “The vote on the bill — which would also add sanctions against North Korea and Iran — was 98-2, with only Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., dissenting. The House passed the measure on Tuesday by 419-3. The bill targets Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and Syria, citing corruption, human rights abuses and weapons sales.”

Rand Paul’s Russian Connection Paul names controversial Kremlin expert foreign policy adviser Dimitri Simes The Washington Free Beacon BY:

“Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) has named as one of his key foreign policy advisers a controversial Russia policy expert with deep ties to the Kremlin.

Dimitri Simes, the president of the Center for the National Interest, and Ambassador Richard Burt, a member of the Center’s board of directors, are recent additions to Paul’s foreign policy advisory team, the senator told National Journal earlier this year.

For years, Simes and the center have provided a sympathetic platform for the Russian government in the heart of the D.C. policy establishment. Its ties to Moscow extend throughout the organization.

The advisory council of the National Interest, the center’s chief publication, includes Alexey Pushkov, a Russian Duma official recently targeted for sanctions by the U.S. government in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”

Rand Paul’s Wild Flip-Flopping On Russia And Ukraine Forbes David Adesnik 

McCain accuses Paul of ‘working for Vladimir Putin’ CNN Politics i March 17, 2017 “

Sen. John McCain accused Sen. Rand Paul of “working for Vladimir Putin” on the Senate floor Wednesday, leading some to wonder if the Arizona Republican had violated Rule 19, a Senate regulation evoked earlier this year when one senator imputes the honor of another.

McCain’s comments came after Paul objected to a resolution that would allow Montenegro to join the NATO alliance. McCain responded by lobbing accusations at his fellow GOP senator multiple times, both before and after Paul objected to the vote, though the Kentucky senator did not add additional defense Wednesday.”

What on earth compelled eight GOP lawmakers to flee America for Moscow on July 4?. Daily Kos Kerry Eleveld  July 05, 2018 “There is absolutely no reasonable explanation for making this trip and conducting these single-party negotiations, often in secrecy. Additionally, the GOP’s normalization of Putin—an autocrat who has robbed his country blind—is as shameful as it is inexplicable. After the closed-door discussions, Russian lawmakers even bragged about how cozy the meeting was, writes the Daily Beast. A Duma lawmaker later said “this was one of the easiest” sit-downs he ever had with American officials”

  • Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)
  • Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)
  • Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND)
  • Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
  • Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)
  • Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)
  • Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)

August 6, 2018: “Konstantin Kosachev, chair of the Council of the Federation Committee on Foreign Affairs, who is under U.S. sanctions, said that Rand Paul “has access to the top U.S. leadership, is close to Donald Trump, and we expect that we will be able to convey our signals through him. “Kosachev said after meeting with the US Senator. His words lead “RIA Novosti”.@JuliaDavisNews  IZ.ru

‘MSM wants us to cast Russia as an enemy & it’s wrong’ – Ron Paul to RT July 16, 2018

How Putin’s oligarchs funneled millions into GOP campaigns  May, Contributor Editor’s note May 8, 2018: This column originally published December 15, 2017. New allegations about $500k in payments from a Russian oligarch made to Trump attorney Michael Cohen have placed it back in the news.