GOP rep: ‘Probably more’ links between Clinton and Russia than Trump
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Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Sunday that there are "probably more" connections between Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonVideo of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Ronan Farrow exposes how the media protect the powerful Kamala Harris to Trump Jr.: 'You wouldn't know a joke if one raised you' MORE and Russia than there are between Moscow and President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE.

"I am not aware of any evidence whatsoever of any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia or between Russia and the Trump campaign," the lawmaker said in an interview with John Catsimatidis that aired Sunday on New York's AM 970.
 
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"There is probably more evidence of links between Russia and the Clinton campaign than anyone even could imagine between Russia and people involved in the Trump campaign," he added.
 
King also pushed back on the criticism surrounding Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, maintaining that any investigation relating to Russia would be handled by senior officials in the FBI, not Comey.
 
"If you are going to be accusing the president of the United States of treason, you better know what you are talking about," he said. "So far, none of these people know what they are talking about."
 
The lawmaker also said that he is "convinced" that Trump will take a tough geopolitical stance against Putin in the future.
 
"Putin, whether it's the Ukraine, whether it's Syria, whether it's flying jets too close to the United States… Putin has to realize he cannot be getting away with this, and that Donald Trump is very serious about standing up to Russia, which I am convinced he is."