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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a rally at Summerville Country Club in Summerville, S.C. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is no longer interested in buying the Miami Marlins and has ended his pursuit of the team, a person close to the negotiations said Tuesday, May 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Jeb Bush blasted the Republican party for silence on the Russia probe



Former GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) called out GOP leaders on Saturday for not speaking up about the investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.

"If your opponent does things that you, your head explodes on, if Barack Obama did something as it's related to Russia, you say 'this is outrageous,' all this stuff, then when your guy does the same thing, have the same passion to be critical," Bush said at the OZY Fest, a Central Park festival in New York City.

"The idea that you shout profanities at one another and expect the other guy or gal to respond like 'that's so nice of you, to call me a name,' this is horrible," Bush continued.

The former governor ran against Trump in the 2016 presidential elections and dropped out in February.

Bush's comments come days after Trump denounced special counsel Robert S. Muller III's investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia on Thursday during a New York Times interview.

"I have done nothing wrong. A special counsel should never have been appointed in this case," Trump said.

Mueller has expanded the investigation and hired 13 more lawyers on June 16 to look into Russia's alleged election interference and whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice as president.

Some lauded Bush's comments about the GOP.

Others said he's just bitter.

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