Democratic senator: People don’t know what’s going on between Trump and Putin

Democratic senator: People don’t know what’s going on between Trump and Putin
© Greg Nash

Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownOn The Money: Stocks close with second day of steep losses | Dow falls over 800 points as coronavirus fears grow | Kudlow claims virus has been contained | US expects China to honor trade deal amid outbreak Hillicon Valley: Agencies play catch-up over TikTok security concerns | Senate Dems seek sanctions on Russia over new election meddling | Pentagon unveils AI principles Senate Democrats urge Trump administration to impose sanctions on Russia for election interference MORE (D-Ohio) said on Sunday that Americans know President TrumpDonald John TrumpWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far MORE doesn’t always tell the truth and many wonder about his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Asked by “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd if people care about the Russia investigation, Brown said there is interest.

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“People know he doesn’t tell the truth about a whole lot of things and I think people overwhelmingly wonder about President Trump when he calls everybody else names, including people in his own party, but he never criticizes Putin,” Brown said.

“I would guess 70, 80 percent of people in Ohio, including Trump voters, really do wonder what exactly it is between Putin and Trump that we don’t know details about yet,” Brown added.

Brown’s comments come shortly after Trump questioned the makeup of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s team and reiterated that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia.

Mueller is currently leading an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign team.

Trump has not been critical of Putin and has yet to condemn Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, even though there is substantial evidence pointing to the Kremlin's involvement.