Republican senator says he personally delivered letter from Trump to Putin during recent Moscow visitA prominent Senate Republican says that he delivered a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin on President Donald Trump’s behalf, and that he opposes any retaliatory sanctions against Russia for its meddling in the 2016 election. Senator Rand Paul announced the delivery on Wednesday following meetings with various leaders in Russia. “I was honoured to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin’s administration,” Mr Paul wrote in a tweet.