Rep. Steve King (R-IA) addressed Congress last Thursday in support of legislation that requires the Attorney General to turn over documents regarding former FBI Director James Comey’s involvement in various controversial cases.
The legislation passed 16-13 with King voting in favor of it. King addressed Congress with an impassioned and detailed inquiry/speech. The partial transcript can be read below.
King opens by addressing Obama’s meddling in foreign elections, specifically that of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu:
“One of the things I would say to that is that I listen to the gentleman from Tennessee address this subject matter and raise his voice pretty strongly about the allegations of Obama versus Russians, versus Putin, I would make a couple of points on this, one is: it’s pretty clear that the Obama administration sent their people over to Israel to work against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pretty much openly, significant dollars invested in that campaign over there. The President of the United States with at least the moral support of the people that had worked for him in the country of Israel, seeking to shift the results of the election against the seated Prime Minister [Netanyahu], then the gentleman did object to U.S. tax dollars being used . . .”
King then digs into the role of George Soros and his affiliates in other parts of the world:
“I just came back not that long ago from the Balkans where I sat in a place like Macedonia, and there I learned that the United States government, borrowing money from China and Saudi Arabia, had to be handed over somewhere at least five million dollars in contracts transferred through USAID into George Soros organizations that were used to manipulate elections in the Balkans, and that’s just particularly Macedonia, not including the neighboring countries that are there and some of that money was used to translate Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” into Macedonian to distribute the books and the rules for radicals and the actions of radicals were manifested within the election efforts in that part of the world, so I would say that the Obama administration is a long ways from clean on this as far as being involved in elections in other countries, not to mention little comments like the British if you vote Brexit you’re going to have to go to the back of the queue, so that’s the taxpayer dollars piece of this, but the long string that we should be looking at with this investigation and special counsel that at our request here.”
King dug into the inconsistencies that are present in numerous cases involving Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, Huma Abedin, and others commenting:
“[This scandal] goes clear back Huma Abedin [amd] Anthony Weiner, 650,000 emails, which we still have access to, and the question that was pre-answered to us by James Comey, which is there was nothing to see there, we did a fast software search of 650,000 emails and in the case of Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner sharing laptop and sharing emails there was nothing new in 650,000 emails and what we’ve done in this Congress so far is just taken his word that, now it seemed fairly logical to take his word at the time until you examine the investigation that he conducted of Hillary Clinton, oh, by the way, it was a matter, the investigation that had Cheryl Mills, her chief of staff, as her chief counsel in the room with Hillary Clinton and both of them had a plea bargain of some kind and they were exempted from prosecution for some . . . by limited terms, but in any case, when you have this chief of staff who is a subject of investigation, too, there as counsel to the person who is the subject of the investigation and we ask under oath, and I ask these questions of Loretta Lynch and Comey under oath, and that is: ‘Where’s the copy of the transcript? Where’s the audio files? Where’s the video files? Who was in the room?’”
King then breaks down the inconsistencies relevant to James Comey’s testimonies and comments about the various cases:
“We don’t have the answers to any of that except, “no, if there were notes taken, we don’t know whose they are or where they are, if there was any transcript of the deposition, then that doesn’t exist either, neither do the tapes of either audio or video,” this looks like on its face a sham investigation, plus they destroyed a tremendous amount of information, at least 30,000 emails, crushed hard drives, bought BleachBit, hired outside contractors to scrub the emails up, and we’re to take James Comey’s word for this that wasn’t enough substance there to bring a prosecution even though a year ago, July 5th, James Comey delivered 15 minutes of the summary of a prosecution that was completely convincing to me until they got down to the last couple sentences of that presentation, which is, “well, we can’t prove intent,” curiously, there’s no requirement for intent in the two statutes that appear to have been violated and furthermore, I look back int the records to the previous October and the previous April, Barack Obama stated into the news media record, he said Hillary Clinton would never intend to put our national security at risk Hillary Clinton would never intend to harm America’s security, that’s October and April, the previous October and April, well, James Comey latched onto that word, “intend”, and they made up new law and gave Hillary Clinton an exemption for this lack of intent that they said they couldn’t prove, which is absolutely proven by the facts that he delivered to us in the summary that day and that there is evidence for . . .”
Watch Rep. King below: