Sen. King: How about Comey to lead Senate investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine says he was half-joking when he suggested that fired FBI Director James Comey lead a Senate investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election.

After all, King says Comey has security clearances - and needs a job.

King said Wednesday afternoon that the trial balloon he floated on CNN had taken on a life of its own but he thinks it has some merit to the idea. He tells The Associated Press, "The more I think about it, you know, why not? Let's float it. Let's talk about it."

King wants a special prosecutor for the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation the Trump administration's ties to Russia and Russia's interference in the election, regardless whether it's Comey or someone else.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press


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