Grassley to Trump: Tell Putin to 'butt out' of US elections

Grassley to Trump: Tell Putin to 'butt out' of US elections
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Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleySenate confirms SEC chief Gensler to full five-year term Senate aims to pass anti-Asian hate crimes bill this week 'Real Housewives of the GOP' — Wannabe reality show narcissists commandeer the party MORE (R-Iowa) demanded Saturday that President TrumpDonald TrumpSt. Louis lawyer who pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters considering Senate run Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales US says Iran negotiations are 'positive' MORE tell Russian President Vladimir Putin to "butt out" of U.S. elections. 

"The next time President Trump that you talk to Putin tell him to butt out of our elections quit the cyber warfare interference in our democracy," Grassley wrote on Twitter.


Grassley's tweet came after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE unsealed indictments against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities on Friday for their alleged roles in an effort to disrupt and influence the 2016 presidential election.

The indictments were part of Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the election — an investigation that Trump has rebuked as a "witch hunt" and a "hoax."

After the indictments were unsealed Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinProtect the police or the First Amendment? Rosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' Comey argues Trump shouldn't be prosecuted after leaving Oval Office MORE said that the allegations made in the documents did not suggest that any Americans were aware of the Russian efforts. 

Trump claimed that the indictments exonerated him and his presidential campaign. Mueller is also investigating whether Trump or any of his associates conspired with the Russians to influence the election. That investigation, Bloomberg reported Friday, is ongoing.

Putin has denied that Moscow sought to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election.