According this article from the Free Beacon, Rand Paul hired both Dmitri Simes and Richard Burt to work for him in 2013, putting him in the orbit of the Trump Russia scandal. Interesting, considering Paul’s recent foray into an alliance with Trump. Does it mean anything?
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.