Rep. Peter king, R-NY, told Fox News’ “The story with Martha MacCallum” that the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller supervised as a special counsel in the ongoing Russia investigation “can be really dangerous.”
“I think if you go back to Lawrence Walsh and the Iran-Contra investigation [or] Ken Starr and the Whitewater investigation, there are so many innocent people on the road, the hurt by this,” king told host Martha MacCallum. “These investigations, you start on a topic and go.”
King, a member of the House intelligence committee, told MacCallum that he had “real doubts” about that triggered FBI Director Jim Comey claiming that President Trump pressured him in February to the end of the FBI investigation into former National security Advisor, Michael Flynn.
King pointed out that Comey told lawmakers earlier this month that he knew of no case where the attorney General or the justice Department, officials said, to stop the FBI investigation, much less the President.
“I think that in many ways is very, very real questions about any attempt by the President throws in order to try and influence Jim Comey, in so far as the investigation,” king told host Martha MacCallum.
“To me, if it was so important, Jim Comey at the time … you would have thought he would have told someone in the FBI”, ” King continued. “He had a duty, a report to the Ministry of justice, and when he was interviewed … he would certainly not say: “it is unprecedented, or it never happened, that he was asked to mitigate, to an investigation for political purposes.”