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Rubio: Flynn matter best handled under broader investigation into Russian meddling

Sen. Marco Rubio walks to the Senate chamber for a vote Feb. 7.

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Sen. Marco Rubio walks to the Senate chamber for a vote Feb. 7.



WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio says questions into Michael Flynn’s dealings with the Russians are best handled as part of a broader investigation into Russia’s involvement in U.S. affairs.

“There’s an ongoing, bipartisan investigation by the Senate Intelligence Committee,” Rubio, a member of the committee, said today at the Capitol. “I believe the scope of that would cover anything that has to do with Russia and its involvement in before, during and after the election. …

“I have full confidence that the intelligence committee is going to do a good job. If they don’t, I’ll let everyone know that we didn’t, but I believe that we can and I believe that we will.”

Yesterday, Rubio made similar remarks. “We are going to go wherever the truth leads us,” he said.

Rubio did not directly comment on the Flynn situation.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:43pm]


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