When no one is giving you details on something this big, you’re bound to be a little suspicious. And that’s exactly what is happening. Congressman Peter King is not happy and he made his thoughts known. Do you agree with him?
Intelligence agencies are refusing to brief members of Congress on claims that Russia hacked the U.S. presidential election, as Rep. Peter King charged that false information is being leaked to the media as part of a disinformation campaign to discredit Donald Trump.
Labeling the move “absolutely disgraceful,” Congressman Peter King told Megyn Kelly there was no evidence that Russia directly intervened to help Trump and no proof that this has changed since DNI director James Clapper’s conclusion on November 17th that Russia had no role in the release of the DNC or Podesta emails before the election.
“There is no consensus opinion, and yet we find it in the New York Times and the Washington Post and yet the House Committee on Intelligence was told nothing about this,” said King.
“This violates all protocols and it’s almost as if people in the intelligence community are carrying out a disinformation campaign against the president elect of the United States,” added King, noting that someone in the House or Senate could also be leaking false information.
“Somebody has the time to leak it to the New York Times and the Washington Post but they don’t have the time to come to Congress and it’s the House Committee on Intelligence that has the absolute jurisdiction over the CIA and the intelligence community,” said King, emphasizing that he had seen no evidence for that claim that Russia hacked anything and that it was more likely an attempt to discredit Trump’s administration.