Fiery King: 'Absolutely Disgraceful' for Intel Agencies to Refuse to Share Info With Congress
The House Intelligence Committee has canceled a briefing set for Thursday on alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election, after intelligence agencies refused to provide representatives for the session.
Rep. Peter King (R-NY), a member of the committee, said the agencies' refusal to share intelligence with Congress is "absolutely disgraceful."
King explained that a Washington Post report last week, citing anonymous sources, said the CIA determined Russia interfered in the election with the purpose of helping President-elect Donald Trump.
He said, however, the last the House Intelligence Committee had heard on the matter was on November 17, when Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said there was no strong evidence of election-related Russian hacking.
Now, King said, the committee is trying to set up a briefing with the CIA to find out what they know about Russia's alleged interference, and they have been refused.
"This violates all protocols, and it's almost as if people in the intelligence community are carrying out a disinformation campaign against the president-elect of the United States," King said.
"I just think this is disgraceful."
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