Rep. Peter King Calls for CIA Director to be Investigated for ‘Hit Job’ on Donald Trump

“There should be an investigation of what the Russians did, but also John Brennan and the hit job he seems to be orchestrating against the president-elect,” Peter King said. | Getty

Two members of the House Intelligence Committee traded barbs Sunday over the extent of Russia’s involvement in election-year hacks, with Rep. Peter King even calling for CIA Director John Brennan to be investigated for a “hit job” against Donald Trump.

“There should be an investigation of what the Russians did, but also John Brennan and the hit job he seems to be orchestrating against the president-elect,” the Republican congressman from New York said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Brennan, in a memo to agency workforce Friday, said there’s a “strong consensus” among himself, FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper “on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election.”

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the committee’s ranking Democrat, said on the same ABC show that intelligence officials have concrete evidence that Russian hackers were trying to help Trump win.

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SOURCE: Politico, Ian Kullgren