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

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump moves forward with F-16 sale to Taiwan opposed by China The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Trump crosses new line with Omar, Tlaib, Israel move 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 ClintonTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey 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.