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Marco Rubio poised to play role in Senate probe of Russia and 2016 election



As a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Marco Rubio is poised to play a role in an investigation into alleged Russian involvement in the election.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday offered support for a probe and indicated he'd like it to go through Intel, though Sen. John McCain is planning an inquiry with Armed Services.

“The Russians are not our friends,” McConnell said.

Rubio has not yet responded to a request for comment, though has generally said any meddling should be looked into. On Sunday, Rubio tweeted disapproval of Trump's reported pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson. 

"Being a 'friend of Vladimir' is not an attribute I am hoping for from a #SecretaryOfState," Rubio wrote on Twitter.

[Last modified: Monday, December 12, 2016 12:42pm]


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