Now we have to worry about what’s going on with Rand Paul.
Just a few days ago, we speculated that the Russians had something on Lindsey Graham, given that the Russians had hacked into the RNC server at the same point they hacked into the DNC one. Lindsey Graham has gone from a guy who had been a Russian hawk, someone who called for a full and fair investigation, to a person now stating that the Mueller investigation needs to end as soon as possible. Well, now we have Rand Paul journeying to Russia over the Fourth of July with other Senators, and now wanting to lift sanctions on Russian legislators so that they can come hang out with him in the United States. From CNN:
The Kentucky senator, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, invited the Russian lawmakers to the US capital during a trip to Moscow in early August. He told Fox News on Thursday that members of both houses of the Russian Federal Assembly have “agreed to come to Washington in the fall for further meetings.” An aide told CNN that it would be the first time in three years that members of the upper chamber of the Russian assembly would attend official meetings in Washington.
“The downside is the chairman of each of the committees is banned from coming to the United States because of sanctions,” Paul said on Fox News. “So one of the things I’m going to ask the President — I’m going to talk to the President this weekend — is I’m going to say, ‘why don’t we take people off the list who are in the legislature?'”
“Any country that can spy does, and any country that can meddle in foreign elections does,” Paul said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” last month. Paul continued, “All countries are doing this, but we’ve elevated this to a higher degree, and we’ve made this all about the sour grapes of Hillary Clinton losing the election, and it’s all about partisan politics now. This is truly the Trump derangement syndrome that motivates all of this.”