Rep. Pete King said Friday he thinks the lengthy investigation into President Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian collusion was the result of a "coordinated effort," to implicate the president's campaign of collusion, and now, the investigation should shift to the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.
"This was a coordinated effort by certain people at the top levels of the government," including former FBI Director James Comey and his deputy, Andrew McCabe, and "that should be investigated," the New York Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."
He said the probe was launched "on the flimsiest of evidence" and there was no evidence at all to justify it.
"Being on the Intelligence Committee, I heard almost all of the witnesses Bob Mueller would have heard, and they were under oath," King said. "I never saw any evidence at all whatsoever of collusion."
He said he'd be saying the same thing whether the president was "Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or anybody else."
King added he fears that there will be a continued investigation about Trump, but he'd rather resolve it.
"This is going to be used as an 18-month investigation of President Trump," he said. "I went through all of those instances of supposed obstruction of justice, and to me, people on the Mueller staff who couldn't get Donald Trump on any criminal (charges), just allow this investigation to go forward. I don't see any reason why this couldn't be wrapped up in a matter of months."
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