Face the Nation June 18, 2017 Transcript: Rubio, Sanders, Sekulow, O’Donnell

JOHN DICKERSON, CBS HOST: Today on FACE THE NATION: a week of tragedy in Washington and a president under investigation for obstruction of justice.

A politically motivated shooting prompted the leaders of the nation’s most political city to stop and reflect.


DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: In Washington, we have our disagreements, but we all agree that we are here to serve this nation we love and the people who call it home. That is the source of unity, and, more than ever, we must embrace it.


DICKERSON: As lawmakers on both sides of the aisles spoke of unity and resolve.


REP. PAUL RYAN (R-WI), SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: We are united in our anguish. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.



DICKERSON: From showing sadness.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The American people is a great people, and we have great values. We represent great people every day in this country on both sides of the aisle.


DICKERSON: And fury.


SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I), VERMONT: I am sickened by this despicable act. And let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society.


DICKERSON: The threat of a crippling inquiry into the heart of the presidency sparks a new set of partisan reactions, as investigations into Russian meddling, possible Trump campaign staff collusion, and presidential obstruction of justice picked up speed.

We will talk with Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who sits on the Intelligence Committee, as well as Vermont’s Bernie Sanders. Plus, we will hear from Jay Sekulow, a member of the president’s legal team.

We will have plenty of political analysis, and finally a very different kind of tribute to the class of 2017.

It is all ahead on FACE THE NATION.

Good morning, and welcome to FACE THE NATION. I am John Dickerson.

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