Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.), who serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said he is “not aware of any evidence whatsoever” of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and added that anyone who claims President Donald Trump engaged, in effect, in “treason” does not know what they are talking about.
He further said that talk of Trump trying to kill the investigation of alleged collusion is “untrue.”
“Let me just say this clearly, right now,” said Rep. King during a May 14 “John Cats Roundtable” interview on AM970 The Answer. “I’m not aware of any evidence whatsoever of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, or between Russia and the Trump campaign.”
“And all this talk about calling for a special prosecutor or that Donald Trump is trying to kill the investigation, that is untrue,” said Rep. King.
“First of all, Director Comey was not carrying out the investigation,” said King. “It’s being carried out by senior FBI agents, FBI officials. They’re the investigators. They’re the ones who are doing it. They will continue to do it.”
“If anything develops, it will be brought to the Justice Department,” he said. “And for some reason if the Justice Department didn’t act, I can assure you, one way or the other, it will be made known to the public and that would bring about a special prosecutor.”
King continued, “But right now, with all of the talk, I’m not aware of any evidence at all of any collusion.”
“People talk about Sallie Yates, they talk about her testimony,” said the congressman. “That had nothing at all to do with the 2016 election. People talk about General Flynn and his failure to report lobbying fees, if that’s true. Again, that has nothing to do with the 2016 election.”
“To me, if you’re going to be accusing, in effect, the president of the United States of treason, you better know what you’re talking about,” said King. “So far, none of these people know what they’re talking about.”
Rep. Peter T. King, 73, served in the Army (1968-1974) after finishing college and law school. He served as comptroller of Nassau County from 1981 to 1993. King is in his 13th term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.