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
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Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownDemocrat Sherrod Brown torches Facebook at hearing: 'They broke journalism, helped incite a genocide' Trump puts hopes for Fed revolution on unconventional candidate Budowsky: Harris attacked Biden, helped Trump MORE (D-Ohio) said on Sunday that Americans know President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA 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 MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 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.