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Rep. Steve King: Intelligence Leaks ‘Designed to Politically Assassinate’

Michael Flynn’s resignation was largely the result of a trust issue after he failed to full disclose to VP Pence his conversations with Russian diplomats.

That much is certain.

But what the media is refusing to cover is the fact that the controversy became a story in the first place because of intentional leaks of those Flynn’s phone calls by Obama’sĀ intelligence community.

And now Rep. Steve King is calling it ‘political assassination’ and ‘criminal’.

Here’sĀ more from CNS News

Sen. Steve King (R-Iowa) said he would like to see some “evidence” and “facts” related to Gen. Mike Flynn’s phone conversations with the Russian ambassador before deciding if Flynn — or anyone else in the Trump administration — did anything wrong in their contacts with Russians.

If Flynn “spoke in general terms about sanctions…there’s nothing wrong with that,” King told CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday. He said he would like to read transcripts of those phone calls in a classified setting, and he noted that even Flynn has not seen the transcripts.

“I think what’s most important here is the leaks that are coming out of the intelligence community, that appear to be designed to politically assassinate some of the members of the Trump administration, or at least weaken the Trump administration, and if you cannot trust the intelligence community to maintain classified information that’s protected by law…you’ve got to do something to clean up the intelligence community. That’s what concerns me the most,” King said.

Here’s the full interview:

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