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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks to the media about immigration, after attending a bipartisan meeting in Sen. Susan Collins office, on Capitol Hill January 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Marco Rubio Just Defended A Democratic Senator, But Trump Thwarted His Attempt

Fox News falsely reported that Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) engaged in misconduct by texting with a lobbyist associated with a Russian billionaire last year.

Florida Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio unexpectedly came to his defense:

In typical Trump fashion, the President latched onto the Fox News report as leverage against the Russia investigation:

Trump conveniently forgets to note that Warner had disclosed the information to the Senate in committee back in October.

Warner and Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), chairman of the intelligence committee, told press that they are continuing to work together in investigating the Russia collusion “in a bipartisan way” and slammed the release of “incomplete information” as unacceptable, and an attempted diversion.

Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis laid out why Warner was in touch with lobbyist Steele:

And the public responded by drawing attention to stories they thought were actually newsworthy:

And Senator Angus King (I-ME) also came to the defense of both of his colleagues.

Again, this seems like it's not really news. We're left to wonder if the true collusion is between Fox News and the President, attempting to distract from the investigation.

H/T: HuffPost