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Sen. Coons: Intel Committee to Get Raw Data on Russia

CNN's "New Day"

By    |   Monday, 06 Mar 2017 03:23 PM

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said the Senate Intelligence Committee will have access to "raw intelligence" in connection to the probe of Russia's role in the presidential election.

"There is a significant body of data – they will begin the process of accessing it, and I don't think anything is going to be made public," the Delaware Democrat said on CNN's "New Day."

"Nothing is going to come out publicly, and the Intelligence Committee has a very important, very sensitive job to do here. I am encouraged they're not being prevented from getting access to the information so far.

"The larger issue that faces all of us is whether we're going to defend our democracy against Russian aggression."

Coons is not a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, CNN noted.

Meanwhile, Fox News reported, in an interview with the network's Chris Wallace, Coons stressed he did not have any "conclusive proof" about whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Coons had indicated earlier he believed the intelligence community had certain transcripts that would provide insight whether there was collusion.

But he told Wallace: "So, to the extent of those comments, they might be some way misinterpreted as leading to sort of a hyperventilating attitude here in the Senate about this, I apologize for that. That's not what I was trying to do.

"What I was trying to do, and I think it's important, is to draw the American people to what joins us in common, which is the need for us to get to the bottom of this, to get access to what intelligence there is."

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Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said the Senate Intelligence Committee will have access to "raw intelligence" in connection to the probe of Russia's role in the presidential election.
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