Apr 20, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Marco Rubio focused on Russian electoral interference post-Mueller report

Florida Senator Marco Rubio

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) shared his take on the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, focusing on the findings about Russian interference in American elections, rather than President Trump or any domestic issues.

“For over a year, in my role on the Senate Intelligence Committee, I have repeatedly asked federal agencies to, without comprising the methods or sources used to discover Russian electoral interference, find a way to share pertinent election security information with state and local officials.”
— Rubio told Axios' Alayna Treene

Details: Within the Mueller report: "We understand the FBI believes that this operation enabled [Russian military intelligence] to gain access to the network of at least one Florida county government," in the 2016 elections. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) also wrote a letter on Friday asking the FBI to investigate these claims and provide any available evidence within 7 days.

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