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Rob Portman: 'Both Sides' Need to Await Outcome of Russia Probes

(CNN's "The Lead')

By    |   Thursday, 25 January 2018 06:46 PM

Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday "both sides" of Capitol Hill needed to await the outcome of the various Russian meddling investigations because "the American people are looking for some answers here."

"We have to rely on the investigations," the Ohio Republican told Jake Tapper on CNN. "I've supported the Mueller investigation from the start to get to the bottom of this.

"The Senate Intelligence Committee's doing good bipartisan work," he said. "I hope they report soon."

The Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee are also investigating Moscow's activities during the presidential election.

"The American people are looking for some answers here, but the underlying problem is that the Russians meddled in our election.

"We have to learn how they did it, why they did it, how to avoid it in the future," Portman said.

"There's a broader problem here: They do the same with the allies, trying to disrupt our alliances around the world, undermine our institutions.

"That's a serious issue, to get to the bottom of it."

Portman, 62, a member of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, said the FBI needed to investigate allegations of bias at the agency and on Mueller's team from Republicans.

"I just think we have to kick it back into the process, allow the American people to see a thoughtful nonpartisan report on this."

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"Both sides" of Capitol Hill needed to await the outcome of the various Russian meddling investigations because "the American people are looking for some answers here," Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday.
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