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Rep. Steve King: Intel Briefing Left Questions on Russia Hacks

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By    |   Friday, 13 Jan 2017 03:37 PM

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, appeared on MSNBC Friday, where he spoke about a recent briefing from the intelligence community, FBI Director James Comey, and the Republican plan to replace Obamacare.

President-elect Donald Trump's recent intelligence briefing did not confirm several details that have been reported about Russian hacking operations, according to King. Although he could not mention specific details, King said there was no answer to the questions of who was WikiLeaks' source, what evidence points to Russia as the culprit, and why they leaked the information.

When asked if he agreed with The Wall Street Journal, who published an editorial arguing that Comey should resign "for the good of the FBI," King said the director's conduct during the briefing turned him around.

"If you'd asked me yesterday I would have been more inclined to agree with that assertion, but I watched James Comey in this briefing today, and I would say he was the most direct, he was the most succinct and he was the most frank of the four members, four people that gave us that briefing, and so I would want to reassess that and I would like to have an interview, if I were going to go that far."

King also said Trump's propensity for tweeting about national security issues will be seen more positively in hindsight.

"I think Donald Trump's tweets eventually we're going to look at them and conclude on balance they're a good thing. We always want real time opinion from the president of the United States, or president-elect in this case."

"He's not put out anything there that I think is classified," he added. "And so that tells us we get to look at the tweets every day and analyze ourselves what they mean, and we want to listen to the pundits as well in the news media, and I think that's a good thing."

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Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, appeared on MSNBC Friday, where he spoke about a recent briefing from the intelligence community, FBI Director James Comey, and the Republican plan to replace Obamacare.
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