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 BrownTop Democrat: 'A lot of spin' coming from White House on infrastructure Schumer's moment to transform transit and deepen democracy Democrats ramp up pressure for infrastructure deal amid time crunch MORE (D-Ohio) said on Sunday that Americans know President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic On The Money: Biden, Pelosi struggle with end of eviction ban | Trump attorney says he will fight release of tax returns Lack of transatlantic cooperation on trade threatens global climate change goals 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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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.