Rubio slams Trump’s talk of forming ‘Cyber Security Unit’ with Russia

Rubio slams Trump’s talk of forming ‘Cyber Security Unit’ with Russia
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Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioMexican politicians have a new piñata: Donald Trump Bush ethics lawyer: Congress must tell Trump not to fire Mueller The private alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program  MORE (R-Fla.) early Sunday criticized the notion that President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin could work together to form an "impenetrable Cyber Security unit."

In a series of tweets, the Florida senator said Putin can never be a "trusted ally."

"While reality & pragmatism requires that we engage Vladimir Putin, he will never be a trusted ally or a reliable constructive partner," Rubio tweeted.

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"Partnering with Putin on a 'Cyber Security Unit' is akin to partnering with Assad on a 'Chemical Weapons Unit.' We have no quarrel with Russia or the Russian people. Problem is with Putin & his oppression, war crimes & interference in our elections."

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Trump tweeted earlier that he and Putin discussed during their meeting possibly forming an "impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded...and safe."

During the meeting, Trump said he also pressed Putin about the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

He said Putin "vehemently denied" it.