Rep. Peter King Sees 'Disinformation Campaign' by Intel Agencies

By Susan Jones | December 15, 2016 | 9:54am EST
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (AP File Photo)

( - "Absolutely disgraceful," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) told Fox News's Megyn Kelly Wednesday night. "All we've heard from the intelligence community over the last several months is that they could not say that there was any attempt to undermine Hillary Clinton, to help Donald Trump.

The consensus was that there was an attempt by the Russians to put a cloud over the election, to create disunity. well that's what's happening right now, and it's the intelligence community that's doing it.

King, a member of House intelligence community, said no one ever told the committee that there was a consensus opinion at the CIA that the Russian hacking was done to favor one candidate over another:

"It's almost as if people in the intelligence community are carrying out a disinformation campaign against the president-elect of the United States...and if they're not doing it, it must be someone in the House or the Senate who's leaking false information, and there should be a full investigation."

King said if there is a CIA consensus that the Russians hacked Democrats' emails in an attempt to influence the outcome of the election, "they have an obligation to show it to us."

But the U.S. intelligence community -- comprised of 17 different agencies -- told the committee on Wednesday that it was refusing a request to appear before the House intelligence committee. It said it would not make any comment until a review ordered by President Obama is complete.

Concern about Russian interference in the U.S. election has escalated in the weeks since Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the election many people thought she would win.

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