Following is a transcript of comments made by U.S. Representative Steve King (R, Iowa) to the Judiciary Committee in support of “wider investigations of [the] Obama, Clinton, Comey, Soros, Lynch, Abedin, and Weiner Scandals.” Unsurprisingly, King’s comments and his call for further investigations into the Obama administration did not receive much exposure in the mainstream media last week. King’s speech is well worth watching at the link, or you can read the transcript below. [Emphasis added.]
Mr. Chairman, listening to this debate, it strikes me that there’s a few things that have been left out of this discussion, and I do support the gentleman from Florida’s amendment and I follow the ideology of this and the process.
One of the things I would say to that is that as I listen to the gentleman from Tennessee address this subject matter, and raise his voice pretty strongly about the allegations of Obama versus Russians, versus Putin, I would make a couple of points on this: One is, it’s pretty clear that the Obama administration sent their people over to Israel to work against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, pretty much openly, significant dollars invested in that campaign over there.
The President of the United States, with at least the moral support of the people that had worked for him in the country of Israel, seeking to shift the results of the election against the seated Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, then the gentleman [someone tries to get King to yield. He says, “No, I won’t yield; I have a lot of things I must say but thank you.” King continues …]
Then the gentleman did object to U.S. tax dollars being used. I just came back not that long ago from the Balkans, where I sat in a place like Macedonia, and there I learned that the United States government, borrowing money from China and Saudi Arabia, had handed over somewhere at least five million dollars in contracts transferred through USAID into George Soros organizations that were used to manipulate elections in the Balkans; and that’s just particularly Macedonia, not including the neighboring countries that are there.
And some of that money was used to translate Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” into Macedonian, to distribute the books, and the rules for radicals and the actions of radicals were manifested within the election efforts in that part of the world.
So I would say that the Obama administration is a long ways from clean on this as far as being involved in elections in other countries, not to mention little comments like the British “if you vote Brexit you’re going to have to go to the back of the queue,” so that’s the taxpayer dollars piece of this; but the long string that we should be looking at with this investigation and special counsel that is our request here, it goes a long ways back–it goes clear back to Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, 650,000 emails, which we still have access to.
And the question that was answered to us by James Comey, which is: “There was nothing to see there. We did a fast software search of 650,000 emails and in the case of Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner, sharing laptop and sharing emails, there was nothing new in 650,000 emails.”
And what we’ve done in this Congress so far is just taken his word for that. Now it seemed fairly logical to take his word at the time until you examine the investigation that he conducted of Hillary Clinton–oh, by the way, it was a “matter”–the investigation that had Cheryl Mills, her chief of staff, as her chief counsel in the room with Hillary Clinton, and both of them had a plea bargain of some kind–they’re exempted from prosecution for some, by limited terms–but in any case, when you have this chief of staff who is a subject of investigation, too, there as counsel to the person who is the subject of the investigation, and we ask under oath, and I ask these questions of Comey, er, of Loretta Lynch and Comey under oath, and that is:
“Where’s the copy of the transcript? Where’s the audio files? Where’s the video files? Who was in the room?”
We don’t have the answers to any of that except:
“No, there was no, there were no, if there were notes taken, we don’t know whose they are or where they are; if there was any transcript of the deposition, then that doesn’t exist either, neither do the tapes of either audio or video.”
This is what looks like on its face is a sham investigation, plus they destroyed a tremendous amount of information, at least 30,000 emails, crushed hard drives, bought BleachBit, hired outside contractors to scrub the emails up, and we’re to take James Comey’s word for this that there wasn’t enough substance there to bring a prosecution, even though on a year ago, July 5th, James Comey delivered 15 minutes of the summary of a prosecution that was completely convincing to me until it got down to the last couple sentences of that presentation, which is:
“Well, we can’t prove intent.”
Well, curiously, there’s no requirement for intent in the two statutes that appear to have been violated.
And furthermore, I look back in the records to the previous October and the previous April, Barack Obama stated into the, into the news media record, he said Hillary Clinton would never “intend” to put our national security at risk; Hillary Clinton would never “intend” to harm America’s security.
That’s October and April, the previous October and April. Well, James Comey latched onto that word, intend, and they made up new law and gave Hillary Clinton an exemption for this lack of intent that they said they couldn’t prove, which is absolutely proven by the facts that he delivered to us in the summary that day and that there is evidence for.
And I would go on: Not only does this trail lead through Hillary Clinton and James Comey, but the Loretta Lynch component of this as well.
When you put this in place and you look at the example of them [Lynch and Bill Clinton] on the tarmac, it’s hard to imagine they sat there for 38 minutes and discussed grandchildren. I think that might even be singular, grandchild at the time, we should check that. But the answers that we got from Loretta Lynch were far less than satisfying.
And then that brings me to Alexandra Chalupa, who went off as a–she was a DNC contractor–who went off over to Ukraine to try to gather dirt on the, on the Trump people, so bringing this around Mr. Chairman, I’ll conclude it with this as my time will soon run out and that is this:
That the trail leads, I believe, also to Barack Obama.
We need to investigate all of them.
Indeed we do. We the People demand that the corruption so evident in the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign be fully revealed and, if necessary prosecuted, so that such politicization of the government of the United States will never happen again.