Rep. Peter King (R-NY) seized on a White House talking point — that reports of the FBI investigating whether President Trump was working for Russia prove Trump was right about the deep state — and took it a step further Monday: “that’s almost like a coup.”
During an interview with Fox News on Monday, King called news of the probe “absolutely disgraceful.”
“From what I’ve seen and heard, if this is true, what the FBI did is absolutely disgraceful,” King said. “They have been investigating the Trump campaign from the summer of 2016. Absolutely nothing, zero has come up involving President Trump. James Comey told that to the president. The reason President Trump fired Comey was Comey refused to say that publicly, that the President was not under investigation.”
According to the New York Times report on Friday, the FBI began exploring whether Trump might be working at Russia’s behest after he fired Comey.
“For the FBI to use that firing, that legitimate firing, as an excuse to launch an investigation of the President of the United States, as to whether or not he was a spy, that’s almost like a coup within the government,” King continued. “I mean that is absolutely disgraceful.”
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