ABC’s Jon Karl defends his scoop that Rubio was not being vetted for VP slot

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“First, my sources stand by what they told me: Before today, Rubio had not been asked by the Romney campaign to turn over any documents related to the vice presidential search and he had not been asked to fill out any questionnaires,” ABC’s Jonathan Karl writes. “But a top Romney campaign official emphatically told me that Rubio was, in fact, asked for vetting materials before today. ‘Your source is lying to you,’ the Romney official said. Now, Rubio is the only candidate that the Romney campaign has definitively said is being vetted. I am told by several Republican sources that Romney came under intense pressure today from top Republicans who argued it was crazy to take Rubio out of consideration so early.”

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