Sen. Angus King, I-ME, on Wednesday suggested he will push for the Senate Intelligence Committee to hire fired FBI Director James Comey to head up an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“I had a fun idea in the middle of the night,” King, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said on CNN.
“I think our own committee, the intelligence committee, ought to hire James Comey to direct our investigation,” he said. “Already got his clearances. Knows the subject. Man of integrity.”
King added that he would suggest the idea on Wednesday and “see what kind of reaction I get.”
When asked by Host Chris Cuomo if this would be allowed, he was not sure.
“I don’t know why not,” King replied. “He’s a free man. As of today he doesn’t have a job.”