Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb could have inadvertently influenced US senators to deliver another blow to President Barack Obama and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

The US Senate is expected to undertake a crucial vote on fast-track authority for the TPP on Tuesday (Wednesday AEST).

Republican senator Jeff Sessions, from Alabama, wrote an open letter on Monday to senators in his party calling on them to vote against the bill and pointed to remarks made by Mr Robb last week in an interview with Australian broadcaster ABC.

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