Republican threatens to re-open investigation for Hillary’s emails if media keeps reporting on Russia

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) appeared on CNN Wednesday morning to issue an ultimatum: Congress would be “forced” to start investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails again if Democrats didn’t stop talking about the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with the Russian government.

During an interview with Alisyn Camerota, King lamented the way that the Russia scandal has upended President Donald Trump’s administration — and he said that if such disruptions continued, Congressional Republicans would restart the investigation into the private email server that Hillary Clinton used while she served as Secretary of State.

“If this continues  —  this immobilization of the presidency over these kind of things   it’s going to force Congress to do an investigation, a complete and thorough investigation, and that means go back all the way to the 650,000 emails of Anthony Weiner and look at [former FBI Director James] Comey and his activities,” King said, via ThinkProgress.

For good measure, King also said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s decision to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election was the actual “collusion” we should be worried about, as Mueller and Comey are longtime friends.

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