Steve King: Sources of Trump-Russia leaks 'need to be purged'
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 16, 2017,
Feb 16, 2017, 4:13
Donald Trump has accused USA intelligence agencies of illegally giving information to the media over his team's alleged contact with Russian officials.
President Donald Trump blasted reporting on his campaign's ties with Russian intelligence officials as "conspiracy theories and blind hatred", in a series of tweets Wednesday morning.
"I think what is most important here is the leaks coming out of the intelligence community that appear to be created to politically assassinate members of the Trump Administration and at least weaken the Trump Administration".
The Russia story revived after Trump sought the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for misleading Vice President Pence and other officials about a phone conversation he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States.
"This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign".
Numerous members of the Senate and Congress spoke out against Trump following the allegations, some calling anyone found to have worked with Russian hackers or intelligence services to be tried for treason. "The idea that Flynn had to resign because he was soloing with this unique agenda with Russian Federation that nobody else knew about, nobody had told him to do and nobody participated in is hard to believe and goes without good answer from the White House". "We trust the NSA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use these powers to catch criminals and terrorists, but that should not interfere in our politics", said Lake.
A prominent Republican - Sen.
"The question is whether the White House is going to be able to stabilize itself", Corker told MSNBC's Morning Joe.