Trump’s lawyer attacks Senate intel Republicans: They're 'covering’ for top Democrat's Russia texts
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Donald Trump's personal attorney Jay Sekulow (WikiMedia Commons / Screengrab)

Donald Trump’s personal attorney Jay Sekulow on Friday accused Republicans of “covering” for Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) after a series of leaked text messages showed the ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee tried to contact dossier author Christopher Steele.

As Fox News “exclusively” reported Friday, Warner contacted Adam Waldman—a lobbyist for Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska who (Fox News writes) has “firm ties” to Hillary Clinton—in an effort to track down Steele.

But, as Senate intel committee member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) explained on Twitter Thursday, "Sen. Warner fully disclosed this to the committee four months ago.”

"Has had zero impact on our work,” Rubio insisted.

That comment drew the attention of Sekulow, who ranted against Rubio and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) in an interview with Politico on Friday.

"It may have zero impact on his work,” Sekulow said. "I’m not so sure it has zero impact on the United States."

"Republicans are covering for him,” Sekulow insisted, calling Rubio and Burr’s responses to the texts “weak.”

Sekulow’s comments may hint to the White House’s mounting defense of Trump amid multiple, ongoing investigations into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election and collusion with the Trump campaign. The president himself seemed to prove an attack on Warner is on-deck, tweeting Thursday:

RawStory has reached out to Rubio for comment.