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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says there's not much need for Congress to investigate former national security adviser Michael Flynn's talks with Russia, warning it would distract from the GOP's agenda.
"That might be excessive. I think it looks like the president has handled the situation, and unless there’s some kind of other evidence of malfeasance, this sounds like something that was internal White House politics, and it looks like the president’s handled it,” Paul told Fox News on Tuesday.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has decisively won the Wisconsin primary, complicating front-runner Donald Trump's path to the nomination.
In the Democratic race, Bernie Sanders scored a strong victory over Hillary Clinton in the Midwestern state.
Mr Trump leads the race, but could fall short of the number of delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination.
That would mean a contested convention where voting for candidates starts again from scratch.
How does a contested convention work?
Mr Trump said on Tuesday he would prevail despite the loss and took aim at his main rival.
"Ted Cruz is worse than a puppet – he is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination," the Trump campaign said in a statement.
Party leaders are concerned that Mr Trump would be a weak candidate in the general election and could harm other Republicans lawmakers on the ballot. Polls show that the real estate tycoon is extremely unpopular among key voting blocs including women, Latinos and young people.