U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday he wants to speak directly to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ask about Sessions' two meetings last year with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., a revelation made late Wednesday by the Washington Post.
Sessions did not disclose the encounters during his subsequent Senate confirmation hearings and says he didn't meet with the Russians -- who are suspected of meddling with the presidential election -- over the campaign.
"I need to learn more beyond the media reports," Rubio told NPR's "Morning Edition."
Asked if Sessions might have to recuse himself from the Justice Department's investigation into Russia's election involvement -- or perhaps even resign -- Rubio called that talk premature but acknowledged that Sessions "potentially" might have to take those extraordinary steps.
"Let's take this one step at a time," said Rubio, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. "But this is certainly a relevant story."
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