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Angus King: Senate, House Probes 'Worlds Apart' in Partisanship

(NBC's "Meet the Press")

By    |   Sunday, 04 March 2018 02:20 PM

Ripping the partisanship of the House Intelligence Committee's take on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Senate Intelligence Committee member Angus King, I-Maine, said Sunday "there's not much of a relationship at this point" between the chambers' competing probes.

"We're trying to just continue on a bipartisan basis — you'll notice there haven't been all the memos and counter-memos and that kind of thing — and there really isn't that much of a relationship," NBC's "Meet the Press." "We're only a couple hundred yards apart, but it's worlds apart in terms of the way we've approached this."

King outlined the upcoming schedule for his Senate Intelligence Committee's report in its findings before finishing up with the "most contentious part," potential connections between Russia's meddling and the Trump campaign.

"We're really trying to keep it under control, not do a lot of leaking," King told told host Chuck Todd. ". . . We're going to issue a report hopefully within the next two or three weeks about the Russians' effort to get into state election systems. That's a crucial part of it.

"Then there'll be something on what the Russians did in the election generally. The hardest part and the most contentious part, frankly, is the final piece, which is . . . to talk about connections between the Trump campaign and officials surrounding the president with foreign entities leading up to the election and after."

Despite King's single-sided support for the Senate's probe, it has come under fire for Sen. Mark Warner's, D-Va., alleged attempts to contact Trump dossier author Christopher Steele, who reportedly was paid by anti-Trump political opponents, including the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign.

"Mark Warner, by the way, made clear to the committee, to the Republicans on the committee, to Chairman [Richard] Burr [R-N.C.] what had happened," King admitted. "We were trying to chase down Christopher Steele, and Mark Warner was trying to further that effort."

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Ripping the partisanship of the House Intelligence Committee's take on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Senate Intelligence Committee member Angus King, I-Maine, said Sunday "there's not much of a relationship at this point" between the...
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