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Rep. Peter King skewers liberals, CIA for pushing narrative that Trump only won with Russia's help

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 9: Lawmakers arrive for a joint House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees briefing on Syria, on Capitol Hill, on September 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama will address the American people on Syria from the White House on Tuesday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) blasted the intelligence communities and Democrats during a radio interview Sunday for pushing the narrative that President-elect Donald Trump only won the White House because of Russia's direct intervention and manipulation.

King said during his interview with John Catsimatidis on 970 AM in New York that the CIA's conclusion that Moscow intentionally manipulated the U.S. presidential election in order to help Trump win was "a lie."

"There is no CIA report, there is no CIA conclusion," King said. "This is somebody in the CIA, or somebody in the intelligence community, or someone in the House or the Senate who’s taken some piece of information and are saying it."

The congressman went on to slam the intelligence communities for still not briefing congressional intelligence committees about their findings regarding Russia, labeling it the "height of arrogance" and a "disgrace."

"I mean to have your own intelligence agency working against the man who was elected president of the United States is a disgrace," King commented.

Instead of leaking information to the press, which King suggested might be illegal, King said that the Director of National Intelligence — James Clapper — should brief Congress of their current investigations into the matter, as well as any of their findings.

Still, the DONI told the House Intelligence Committee last week that it would only brief Congress once it had completed its investigation, despite receiving heavy pushback from Congress.

"Once the review is complete in the coming weeks, the Intelligence Community stands ready to brief Congress — and will make those findings available to the public consistent with protecting intelligence sources and methods," Clapper's office said in a statement last week, according to USA Today. "We will not offer any comment until the review is complete."

Listen to King's full interview with Catsimatidis here.

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