Rubio: Notes from Trump Russia meeting should go to committees

Elias Hubbard
May 22, 2017

Also on Sunday, Rubio tweaked the Trump administration's trip to and kowtowing to Saudi Arabia and other regimes with human rights issues, saying the Trump team "believe [s] that on the countries that are cooperative with us on other issues - like Saudi Arabia, like Egypt - we should privately confront them on the issues of human rights". We'll have to deal with these issues and the questions come up every day.

"I wouldn't use the term witch hunt", Rubio said during an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday.

He acknowledged that the drama from Trump White House is "unique" and said it would be nice if they could avoid "unnecessary friction points" going forward.

"This president ran a very unconventional campaign", Rubio said.

"Obviously, it's in the best interest of this country to help him succeed", he said.

Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the "cloud" created by the constant revelations about the FBI's investigation into a former Trump administration official, and the Trump campaign's possible contacts with Russian Federation, is "impacting everything". He also expressed confidence in the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. "That's why we need to have an inquiry that looks at all that".

Rubio added that White House officials were adamant that there were "no transcripts or notes" of the reported conversations that took place, but that he encouraged the White House to release whatever documents they have to members of Congress.

Regarding Russia, Rubio made the case that the Senate Intelligence Committee should carry the ball.

"Whatever the facts are, that's what we need to make our decisions on", Rubio said. And why did you write them? And the American public deserves to know the answers to that.

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