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Corker: Reported charges in Russia probe 'a sideshow'

Corker: Reported charges in Russia probe 'a sideshow'
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Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerThe unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her  The Republicans' deep dive into nativism Fox News inks contributor deal with former Democratic House member MORE (R-Tenn.) on Sunday referred to the reported first charges in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election meddling as “a sideshow,” noting he does not know what will happen next.

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“Well,  I have no idea. I don’t know the substance,” Corker told CBS News’s “Face the Nation.”

“I have no knowledge, like you, we’ll wait and see what happens. But most of us are focused on the policies we have to deal with on behalf of the American people.”

Corker’s comments come after CNN reported Friday that the first charges in the special counsel’s probe were authorized by a federal grand jury.

“Right now, you know that’s been a sideshow," Corker added on Sunday. "As something develops that’s more serious, obviously it will take up some space, but I just have no way of determining that."