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  • Rep. Peter King Confirms Members of Trump Transition Team Surveilled by Obama Administration

    03/23/2017 7:19:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 23, 2017 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Wednesday, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), held a press conference where he claimed he possessed proof that U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition were incidentally surveilled by the Obama administration. Nunes clarified that the evidence hed reviewed was not related to, Russia, the investigation of Russian activities, or the Trump team. Rep. Nunes announcement came as a shock to ranking committee Democrats, who learned the news via the press conference. The White House was also unaware of Nunes findings until the press conference. An Intelligence Community (IC) insider approached Rep. Nunes with the bombshell...
  • Peter King: Leaks Against Flynn a Criminal Action

    King said, You go back to the question of the leaks, that is a criminal action. I mean to have a wiretap of anyone, a foreign national, and to have an American come on that, an American citizen come on that tape, there is all sorts of precautions in the law, how that persons identity has to be masked, how it cant be made public. Yet, it was not only made public; it was leaked to a newspaper. So you have the national security advisor being taped. That could have been a legal wiretap aimed at the Russians. Yet, to...
  • King: Hearings prep for Tillerson, Trump secretary of state pick

    01/03/2017 6:05:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    newsday.com ^ | Emily Ngo
    President-elect Donald Trumps choice for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, met Monday in Washington, D.C. with a team of national security experts including Rep. Peter King and veterans of President George W. Bushs administration to discuss foreign policy ahead of his confirmation hearings, the Seaford congressman said. We were asking questions the way the senators would ask them, King, a Republican, told Newsday, calling Tillerson very well-versed, very knowledgeable. *snip* King said the two-hour session with Tillerson included former Bush national security adviser Stephen Hadley and former Bush chief of staff Andrew Card, among about four or five...
  • Peter King Accuses CIA Director John Brennan Of Hit Job On Trump

    12/19/2016 7:26:19 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 19, 2016 | By Jonah Bennett
    GOP Rep. Peter King accused CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday of orchestrating a hit job against GOP President-elect Donald Trump. In an interview Sunday on ABCs This Week, King, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said while he agrees there should be an investigation into Russian involvement in the election, there should also be an investigation into Brennan for the hit job he seems to be orchestrating against the president-elect, Politico reports. This hit job, according to King, has taken the form of Brennan allegedly leaking intelligence assessments to the press and circumventing Congress, in...
  • CIA IS IN BIG TROUBLE OVER RUSSIA HACKS AFTER WHAT TOP CONGRESSMAN DID TODAY

    12/20/2016 4:37:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    The CIA is in really big trouble now over the whole Russia hack thing. Now Congress is coming after them, not because they lied about it, but because they LEAKED a “top secret” document about it. Congressman Peter King told ABC News, “WE HAVE SUPPOSEDLY [CIA DIRECTOR] JOHN BRENNAN LEAKING INFORMATION TO THE WASHINGTON POST, TO A BIASED NEWSPAPER LIKE THE NEW YORK TIMES — FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS THAT HE’S NOT TELLING THE [HOUSE] INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROLXh_llpzg
  • Peter King pledges loyalty to Trump despite others boycotting

    07/22/2016 8:55:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Irish Echo via Irish Central ^ | July 22, 2016 12:02 PM | Ray OHanlon
    Long Island congressman Peter King was the most prominent activist Irish American Congressional Republican politician at the just concluded GOP convention in Cleveland. Come to think of it, he was the only one. [] And while King is lining up behind the Trump candidacy, and has endorsed him, it should be remembered that back in the thick of the primary fight he endorsed Floridas Senator Marco Rubio over his fellow New Yorker. But that was then and this is now. King sent this from the convention floor on Tuesday evening: Dramatic night as Donald Trump goes over the top to...
  • Flashback: House Guts Border Fence (Kay Bailey Hutchison pulled the funding on the Senate side)

    06/14/2013 1:27:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, Im watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed76-17, with 1 present. More here. Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear. Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting. Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in emergency funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?! *** Fence? What...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 May 2016

    05/22/2016 3:54:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 234 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 May 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 22nd, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sanders; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sanders; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • New York congressman says he hates Ted Cruz and 'I'll take cyanide' if he wins the GOP nomination

    04/19/2016 9:31:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-19-16 | Nikki Schwab
    <p>New York Rep. Peter King made it crystal clear who he's not voting for in his home state's pivotal primary today Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.</p> <p>'First of all, in case anybody gets confused, I'm not endorsing Ted Cruz. I hate Ted Cruz, and I think I'll take cyanide if he got the nomination,' King said this morning on Morning Joe.</p>
  • N.Y. Rep. Peter King: Ill take cyanide if Cruz gets the nomination

    04/19/2016 1:41:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Dallas Morning News Trailblazers Blog ^ | April 19, 2016 | Christine Ayala
    New York Republican Rep. Peter King had harsh words for Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday, as his home state votes on presidential candidates. In case anybody gets confused, Im not endorsing Ted Cruz. I hate Ted Cruz, and I think Ill take cyanide if he got the nomination, King told MSNBC. King previously slammed Cruz for his criticism of New York values, calling for any New Yorkers who vote for him to have their head examined. I think youre going to see Donald Trump scoring a big victory tonight, he said....
  • Rep. Peter King threatens to 'take cyanide' if Cruz is nominee

    04/19/2016 8:10:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/19/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    New York Rep. Peter King said Tuesday that if Ted Cruz secures the Republican presidential nomination, he'll take cyanide. "I'm not endorsing Ted Cruz, in case anyone is confused," King told MSNBC the morning of his home state's GOP primary contest. "I think I'd take cyanide if he got the nomination," the Republican lawmaker added, admitting that he cast his absentee ballot for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. "I'm not endorsing [Kasich], but I voted to send a message," King said. King also predicted that GOP front-runner Donald Trump will score "a big victory" in the Empire State. Despite Cruz's victory...
  • Peter King Brutally Bashes Phony Cruz, Hopes New Yorkers Give Him Cold Shoulder and Other Things

    04/07/2016 12:25:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 7, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    New York state representative Peter King is not one to hold his tongue on his true feelings about anything, so did you think the outspoken pol wasnt gonna dig in on Ted Cruz today? Fuhgeddaboudit. During an appearance on The Joe Piscopo Show Thursday morning, Rep. King slammed the Texas Senator amid the controversies hes facing in and prior rhetoric about New York. Just twelve days before the New York primary, Cruz is on major damage control on the campaign trail after a disastrous day in the Bronx saw Cruz getting booed, heckled, and become subject of a...
  • Peter King endorses Rubio

    03/01/2016 12:22:49 PM PST · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Peter King endorses Rubio ^ | March 1, 2016 | Andrew Hackmack
    The Congressman said he has never considered endorsing Cruz and doesnt particularly care for the Texas senator, and was unable to rationalize an endorsement of Trump. . . . According to King, he and Rubio share many beliefs, including the importance of surveillance, keeping Guantanamo Bay open, and keeping the United States involved in the worlds fight against terrorism.
  • Rep. Peter King: Ted Cruz Didn’t Vote For Zadroga Act, Doesn’t Support NY Firefighters, Police

    01/17/2016 12:36:36 PM PST · by Red Steel · 129 replies
    wlny ^ | January 16, 2016 3:54 PM
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Rep. Peter King is calling out presidential candidate Ted Cruz amid controversy over the senator's comments on "New York values." On Saturday, King tweeted that Ted Cruz was lying when he said he supports New York's firefighters and police. "Not true," the Republican said, adding that Cruz did not co-sponsor or vote in favor of the Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act. King went on to call Cruz "a fraud." @tedcruz can't tell truth. Says he fights 4 cops & firefighters. Not true. Didn't cosponsor or vote 4 Zadroga 9/11 health bill. What a fraud -...
  • Peter King to Ted Cruz: 'Go back under a rock' [Responding to Cruz's "New York Values" remark]

    01/14/2016 10:08:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/16/2016 | By Tom LoBianco and Dana Bash,
    New York Rep. Peter King had some sharp words for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Thursday, in the wake of the Texas senator's attempt to criticize Donald Trump. Cruz, who had been playing nice with Trump for much of the campaign, recently attempted to disparage the real estate mogul by accusing him of possessing "New York values." The attack came after Trump raised questions over the Canadian-born Cruz's ability to serve as president. Trump "may shift in his new rallies to playing 'New York New York,' because you know Donald comes from New York and he embodies New York...
  • Counterterrrorism Chairman Defends Calls for Mosque Surveillance: ‘Where..Threat is Coming From’

    12/29/2015 9:23:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    CNS ^ | December 27, 2015 | 11:03 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, said Sunday mosques in the United States should be placed under surveillance regardless of the complaints of civil libertarians since "the fact is, that's where the threat is coming from." Fox News Sunday stand-in host Doug McKelway asked the chairman of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on counterintelligence and terrorism about recent comments in favor of 24/7 monitoring of mosques. "I can hear the cries of civil libertarians and constitutionalists right now, Congressman," McKelway said. "Yeah, listen, they can cry all they...
  • House GOP Shuts Down Nancy Pelosi’s Efforts to Force Gun Control Vote

    12/11/2015 8:02:25 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/11/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On December 10, the House GOP shut down Rep. Nancy Pelosi efforts to force a vote to add the no-fly list to background checks. The gun control push was co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Thompson. According to the Associated Press, the efforts were defeated on a “near party line vote of 242-173.” The one Republican who sided with Democrats for gun control was Rep. Peter King (R-NY).
  • Obama still plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees despite Paris terrorist attacks

    11/15/2015 10:08:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 15, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    A top White House adviser said Sunday that President Obama still plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees even as Republicans insisted that it's all but impossible to stop terrorists from hiding among the migrants. "We're still planning to take in Syrian refugees," Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said on "Fox News Sunday." One of the terrorists in Friday's deadly attacks on Paris reportedly may have used a Syrian passport to enter Europe with a flood of refugees, but Mr. Rhodes expressed confidence in the background-check system. "We have very robust vetting procedures for those refugees. It involves our intelligence...
  • GOP Rep. Peter King: The crazies have taken over the party

    09/26/2015 10:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 26, 2015 | Zachary Roth
    The abrupt resignation of House Speaker John Boehner shows that the crazies have taken over the party, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Friday. I think it signals the crazies have taken over the party, taken over to the party that you can remove a speaker of the House whos second in line to be president, a constitutional officer in the middle of his term with no allegations of impropriety, a person whos honest and doing his job. This has never happened before in our country, King said in an interview on CNN. He could have stayed on. King praised Boehner,...
  • Rep. King: This is a victory for the crazies (Peter King on Boehner resignation)

    09/25/2015 9:22:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2015, 11:47 am | Bradford Richardson
    Speaker John Boehners (R-Ohio) decision to resign from Congress at the end of October is a victory for the crazies, Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said Friday. Im disappointed. This is a victory for the crazies, King told Newsday. You cant appease these people. King said Boehner was resigning to avoid putting the party through tumult amid challenges to his leadership and an impending government shutdown. The Long Island Republican also told Reuters that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is the leading contender to replace Boehner as Speaker.