It also calls for the full implementation of sanctions that Congress passed past year and hearings aimed at getting to the bottom what Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin discussed behind closed doors.
The day before taking to the Senate floor to criticize Trump, Flake joined Democratic Delaware Sen.
Flake said from the floor that "empirical, objective truth has taken a beating over the past 18 months".
His request came as he met with Sen.
Mr. Flake and Mr. Coons offered up the non-binding resolution after President Trump stood beside Russian President Vladimir earlier in the week and rejected the findings of US intelligence regarding Moscow's election tampering. "I was surprised that a senator objected".
In response to global backlash, President Trump claimed he misspoke and blamed the media for reporting what he said, but still sowed doubt about Russia's electoral interference by claiming it "could be other people also".
The retiring Senator has reserved his harshest takedown of Trump for his Helsinki performance where he used the constitutional definition of treason to describes the President backing Putin's denials of Russian meddling. "We must make sure Putin understands that we will not overlook his hostilities, and he will face punishing consequences if he tries to interfere in our elections again", Rubio said.
The resolution also would stipulate that the Senate "will not accept any interference" in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation and would demand that Trump cooperate with the probe. Some have shied away from action, anxious about how US companies might be affected and how Trump might treat critics in an election year. John McCain, R-Arizona, calling it "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory". "I hope the president will take the word of our intelligence agencies rather than the empty words of a dictator".
The Flake-Coons resolution contains a provision that praises DoJ for bringing the indictments.
Besides demanding that Russian Federation be held accountable, the resolution also called for congressional hearings into the actual summit meeting, including "the release of relevant notes and information, to better understand the impact of the recent summit ... on the foreign policy and national security of the United States".
The measure would be a resolution, not a bill, and would carry no legislative weight other than to act as an official Senate rebuke to the president for siding with Putin over his intelligence agencies.
"We saw earlier this week in Helsinki what was truly an Orwellian moment", Flake said.