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Angus King: Collusion Denials Meant to Distract From Indictment

Angus King: Collusion Denials Meant to Distract From Indictment
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 29 October 2017 02:06 PM

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) on Sunday refuted President Donald Trump’s tweeted assertion that it’s “commonly agreed” there was no collusion between his campaign and Moscow.

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” King, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, denied the panel had come to that conclusion.

"It's certainly not commonly agreed in our committee, and we're the ones doing the investigation,” he said. ‘I don't think there's any basis for that statement. It's entirely possible that we may end up in the investigation at the end that there wasn't, but the contrary could also be true."

King also dismissed calls by some Republican lawmakers, including Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., for Russia investigation special prosecutor Robert Mueller to step down because of an alleged conflict of interest.

“The fact that these charges are coming at kind of a crescendo at the very time there it appears they're also indictments, to be forthcoming, there is a kind of coincidence there that I don't think you can miss,” King said.

King added that the reported first indictment in Mueller’s probe may be “just the beginning.”

“Like everyone else in Washington, I'll be watching tomorrow to see what comes out of the Mueller investigation,” he said. “But I think it's important to emphasize that this, whatever it is, is really just the beginning. And I'm sure there will be additional evidence, assuming director Mueller uncovers additional evidence. … He's going to follow the facts where they lead.”

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Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) on Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's tweeted assertion that it's "commonly agreed" there was no collusion between his campaign and Moscow.In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," King, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee,...
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