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Montana senators comment on special counsel

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With the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia's alleged meddling in last year's presidential election, Montana's two U.S. Senators said they remain focused on one thing... getting the facts on what happened.

Speaking to MTN News from Washington on Thursday, both Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester said patience is required while three separate investigations move forward.

"Very respected members on both sides of the aisle on that committee.  They're actively doing their work, and they're not going to be out front in the media, telling them what they're doing because of the nature of the investigation, and it's the intelligence committee. Unfortunately, there's a lot of speculation right now from the media, and it's just important that again the speculation does not get ahead of the facts. I'm interested in getting the facts. Facts matter, and that's what these investigations are focused on," said Sen. Daines.

"At least the feel is it's less partisan, and I think people on both sides of the aisle, at least in talks I've had with them. I walked out with Sen. Scott, a republican from South Carolina, and I got the feeling he has the same concerns I did... just want to get to the facts, so we can hold people accountable that need to be held accountable, and move on, and start doing the business Congress needs to do," said Sen. Tester.

As for today's Senate briefing by Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinSen. Tester said the deputy A.G. declined to comment on direct questions regarding the on-going investigations.

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