( CNN) A Donald Trump supporter and former member of Congress is in Russia this week, as the issue of the President-elect’s policies toward Moscow roil his transition.

Former Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston spoke the coming week in the Russian capital with American business leaders in a closed-door session. Publicly, however, he suggested that Western sanctions on Russia over its aggression in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea could be lifted.

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