Putin: Obama Admin Trying to 'Undermine the Legitimacy' of Trump's Victory
Russian President Vladimir Putin is pushing back against accusations he helped swing the U.S. election for President-elect Donald Trump.
In a speech on Tuesday, Putin said Trump's political enemies are "worse than prostitutes" for disseminating a dubiously-sourced dossier last week alleging a relationship between Trump and the Kremlin.
Rep. Peter King (R-NY), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, agrees with Putin that the 35-page report is totally phony, but he warned that the Russian president is an "enemy of the United States."
"I don't want to be relying on what Putin says, as to whether the dossier is valid or not," King said. "I think it's invalid, I think it's phony, but I don't want to be relying on Putin."
He said it's clear that someone in the intelligence community is leaking information, and it's imperative that we find out who that is.
Shannon Bream pointed out that Trump has speculated that the CIA released the dossier, an allegation that John Brennan, the outgoing director of the agency, strongly rejected.
She said that Trump has gotten off to a rocky start with the intelligence community, and she wondered if and how that relationship can be mended.
King praised Trump's pick for CIA director, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), and director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, and said that they will help reestablish faith between the president-elect and the intelligence community.
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