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June 4th, 2013
06:39 PM ET

Rep.: Steven Seagal helped secure Russia meetings

Steven Seagal's martial arts skills have found a new use beyond taking down bad guys in his action films; they helped U.S. Congressmen secure high level meetings in Russia.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who led a Congressional delegation to Russia, explained how the actor assisted in talks relating to intelligence cooperation in the aftermath of the Boston bombings.

"Because of his black belt and karate and things, he’s gotten to know many of the leaders in Russia, including Putin," Rohrabacher told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "[Seagal] was able to use that influence to make sure that we got to talk to the very top people so that we could try to find ways of expanding our areas of cooperation."

Rohrabacher said he doesn't believe Seagal has political ambition, but said "he has ambition to try to do something good for his country."

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