GOP senator on Russia probe: 'We're going to follow the facts wherever they lead us'

GOP senator on Russia probe: 'We're going to follow the facts wherever they lead us'
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Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonSunday shows preview: US reaffirms support for Ukraine amid threat of Russian invasion Senate's antitrust bill would raise consumer prices and lower our competitiveness Sinema scuttles hopes for filibuster reform MORE (R-Ark.) on Sunday said the Senate Intelligence Committee will review all issues regarding Russia's meddling into the 2016 presidential race.

"We've already begun an inquiry on the Intelligence Committee into Russia's efforts to undermine confidence in our political system last year and our interests all around the world," he said on "Fox News Sunday."
"That inquiry is going to be thorough, and we're going to follow the facts wherever they lead us. And I'm sure that this matter will be a part of that inquiry."
Cotton said as part of the inquiry, the committee will "review allegations of any kind of improper contacts between Russian officials and campaign officials or other American citizens."
"And I'm sure that we'll be reviewing any allegations such as this," he said, referring to President Trump's claim on Saturday that former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaWhat does the Preamble to the Constitution have to do with Build Back Better? White House underscores action amid violent crime streak Biden frustration with Fox News breaks through surface MORE had his "wires tapped" in Trump Tower before Election Day. Trump tweeted the accusation without offering any evidence.
During the interview Sunday, Cotton was asked if he had seen any allegations that the Obama administration wire tapped Trump Tower.
"I've seen no evidence of the allegations we've seen in the media," Cotton said.
"That doesn't mean that none of these things happened. It simply means I haven't seen that yet ... I would not want to speculate about media reports based on anonymous sources."