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Cotton: 'Perfectly Reasonable' for Priebus to Ask FBI to Correct NYT Story

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By    |   Sunday, 26 Feb 2017 10:42 AM

Sen. Tom Cotton on Sunday called it "perfectly reasonable" that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus would ask the FBI to "correct the record" on campaign contact between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian spies.

In an interview on NBC News' "Meet the Press," the Arkansas Republican said the FBI went to both Trump and Priebus and said the reports "were grossly overstated."

"Isn't it reasonable for the chief of staff to … say to the FBI director, 'are you going to say anything to correct the record on this since everyone is running around Washington making these allegations?'" he said.

"I think that's a perfectly reasonable response. The FBI have reasons why they don't call balls and strikes on the stories because we don't want to let our adversaries know what we know and what we don't know and how we know it. That's alarming."

Cotton also insisted that the GOP has to repeal Obamacare to keep faith with American voters.

"We've had four elections about Obamacare," Cotton said. "In three of those elections, the Republicans won big victories because we promised to repeal Obamacare and to fix the system once and for all. We would not keep faith from the American people if we did not keep our word from the elections."

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Sen. Tom Cotton on Sunday called it perfectly reasonable that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus would ask the FBI to correct the record on campaign contact between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian spies.
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