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Rep. Pete King: 'Absolutely Disgraceful' for FBI to Investigate Trump

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By    |   Monday, 14 January 2019 12:58 PM

It is "absolutely disgraceful" if the FBI launched an investigation into whether President Donald Trump was at the behest of Russia after he fired then-Director James Comey, Rep. Pete King said Monday.

"They had been investigating the Trump campaign from the summer of 2016, and zero had come up involving President Trump," the New York Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "James Comey told that to the president. The reason President Trump fired Comey was Comey refused to say that to the public, that the president was not under investigation."

The New York Times reported over the weekend that after Trump fired Comey, the FBI launched an investigation, and King said Monday that it was "almost like a coup within the government" to do that.

"That is disgraceful to have no evidence and to be investigating the president of the United States," said King. "To me, this is not an indictment of President Trump. This is an indictment of the FBI leadership."

Other reports during the weekend claimed that Trump hid the evidence of his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and King said he does not blame Trump at all for concealing records of conversations, given the leaks that were occurring at the time.

"The last thing President Trump would want was his conversations with any world leader ending up on The New York Times," said King. "I don't blame the president at all...you are talking to a foreign leader, a person that can be an adversary, the last thing you want is that all over the news."

He said he also believes special counsel Robert Mueller should be investigating the FBI's actions, as "he has gone far afield anyway."

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