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 Antonio RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Cornyn: Senate GOP tax plan to be released Thursday This week: GOP seeks to advance tax overhaul 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.