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As Trump rages, Rubio says he should welcome investigation



While President Donald Trump continues to rage against a “witch hunt,” Sen. Marco Rubio said on Sunday he should welcome the investigation.

“It is in the best interest of the president and the country to have a full investigation,” Rubio said on Face the Nation, a point he made on other news shows.

“I really - If I were the president, I would be welcoming this investigation,” Rubio said. “I would ask that it be thorough and completed expeditiously and be very cooperative with it. That's what ultimately I anticipate they will do. That's in the best interest of the president. I really believe that. I think it's in the best interest of our country that we have a full-scale investigation that looks at everything so that we can move forward.”

On CNN, Rubio was asked if Trump vented to him while they traveled to Miami for the Cuba announcement.

"No, nothing that he hasn't already said in public, and he said it to a big group," Rubio replied. "And it's the same thing he has said over and over again, is, 'I had nothing to do with this,' just the same stuff you've seen him say on Twitter. It wasn't the core of our conversation. But it was the same thing he has said on Twitter and in front of the press. But, obviously, that -- that wasn't the centerpiece of our visit, so -- but the president has strong feelings about it."

Jake Tapper asked about secretive nature of the Senate's health care bill. "It's only a starting position," Rubio said.

[Last modified: Sunday, June 18, 2017 2:25pm]


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