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Sen. Rand Paul Heading To Moscow To Meet With Russian Lawmakers

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Sen. Rand Paul Heading To Moscow To Meet With Russian Lawmakers
Paul said he's making the trip partly to "help prevent further, unnecessary escalation of tensions."
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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is traveling to Moscow. 

He's scheduled to meet with Russian lawmakers on Monday. 

In an op-ed Paul wrote for Politico back in July, he said he's making the trip "in an attempt to discuss common ground with their leaders and help prevent further, unnecessary escalation of tensions."

Paul's trip comes after President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland last month.

Paul is seemingly becoming a pretty big supporter of the president following that summit, even saying those who criticized the meeting were "motivated" by their dislike of Trump.

As of early Friday, no details have been released about who exactly Paul is meeting with and what they'll talk about.