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Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) speaks to reporters in May about recent revelations of President Donald Trump sharing classified information with Russian officials on in Washington, D.C. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters

Lawmakers want Pompeo to testify on Trump’s meeting with Putin

The Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to brief Capitol Hill about President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Sen. Bob Corker told reporters that Pompeo will “hopefully” come before the panel next week.

The Tennessee Republican sees it as a “first step” as lawmakers consider responding to the Trump-Putin summit.

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GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said senators want Pompeo to come up “to tell us, was there any deal struck in that two hour meeting?”

Lawmakers were floating various responses after Trump publicly doubted the intelligence community’s findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and suggested he believed Putin’s denials.

Corker said: “We want to think through what we do so it benefits our country.”

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