Rubio on Russia probe: 'I wouldn't use the term witch hunt'

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP leaders hesitant to challenge Trump on Saudi Arabia On The Money: Treasury official charged with leaking info on ex-Trump advisers | Trump to seek 5 percent budget cut from Cabinet members | Mnuchin to decide by Thursday on attending Saudi conference Mnuchin to decide by Thursday whether to attend Saudi conference MORE (R-Fla.) on Sunday said he wouldn't use the phrase "witch hunt" to describe the investigation into any ties between President Trump's campaign and Russia.

"I wouldn't use the term witch hunt," Rubio said during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union."

"I want to know the truth, I want to know the entire truth, I want us to put it in a report and I want to share it with you and the whole country so people can reach their own conclusion."


In a tweet last week, Trump decried the naming of a special counsel to probe his campaign's alleged ties to Moscow as the "single greatest witch hunt" in American political history.

He added that there was never such a probe into what he called "illegal acts" committed during Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMueller's team asking Manafort about Roger Stone: report O'Rourke targets Cruz with several attack ads a day after debate GOP pollster says polls didn't pick up on movement in week before 2016 election MORE's presidential campaign and former President Obama's administration.

Rubio said on Sunday he doesn't want to make any judgments before finding out the facts.

"We need an intelligence committee report that people have confidence in," he said.