Republican Lawmaker Likens Russia Probe To A “Coup” Against United States

Rep. Peter King (R-NY).Screengrab/CNN/YouTube

Rep. Peter King said the FBI's treatment of President Trump is "almost like a coup within the government."

A Republican congressman from New York said on Monday that reports of the FBI opening a counterintelligence investigation into President Donald Trump prove that the president’s fear of the ‘deep state’ are warranted, saying: “that’s almost like a coup.”

Rep. Peter King made the comment during an interview with Fox News.

Via TPM:

“From what I’ve seen and heard, if this is true, what the FBI did is absolutely disgraceful,” King said. “They have been investigating the Trump campaign from the summer of 2016. Absolutely nothing, zero has come up involving President Trump. James Comey told that to the president. The reason President Trump fired Comey was Comey refused to say that publicly, that the President was not under investigation.”

“For the FBI to use that firing, that legitimate firing, as an excuse to launch an investigation of the President of the United States, as to whether or not he was a spy, that’s almost like a coup within the government,” King continued. “I mean that is absolutely disgraceful.”