Rubio on Trump, Comey, Putin; Bible haters can ‘unsubscribe’ from Twitter feed

Sen. Marco Rubio with the Fox and Friends crew this morning.

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio says the latest controversies over President Donald Trump‘s meetings with Russian leaders and fired FBI Director James Comey are “important matters” and Congress needs to determine the facts about them.

In an appearance on Fox and Friends, Rubio said it’s “inevitable and inescapable” that Comey needs to testify before Congress and turn over notes from a February meeting at the White House in which Trump allegedly asked him to shut down an investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Rubio said he has made his own inquiries into reports that Trump revealed “highly classified” information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak in the Oval Office last week, jeopardizing a foreign intelligence source.

“I spoke to one of the people that was in that meeting and they vehemently and repeated denied that the president said or did anything that would have compromised U.S. intelligence, its sources or methods or U.S. intelligence relationships around the world,” Rubio said.

Asked about a report that Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to provide records from the meeting, Rubio said: “I wouldn’t put much credibility  into whatever Putin’s notes are and if it comes in an email I wouldn’t click on the attachment, that’s for sure.”

Rubio was also asked about criticism he received Tuesday for quoting two Bible verses on his Twitter account. One pundit called the quotes “oddly terrifying” and another suggested Rubio had “lost it” for quoting a passage from the Gospel of John and another from the book of Proverbs.

“If people don’t like the Bible and they don’t like the Gospel, they don’t have to follow me on Twitter, I suppose…Twitter’s a voluntary thing. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. Or unsubscribe from my Twitter feed,” said Rubio, who tweeted two more Bible verses this morning.

Rubio said the verses weren’t meant as a cryptic reference to current events.

“There was no hidden message behind it,” Rubio said. “It’s just the Gospel.”

 

 

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