Jim Jordan (R-OH) joinedFox
News‘ Martha MacCallum Friday night to discuss the
“shocking,” FISA memo, revealing the report details what happened at the
“highest levels,” of the FBI and Justice Department. In addition, the
Freedom Caucus member provided important context to the memo.
is a partial transcript of MacCallum’s interview with Jordan:
know that you are, you’re all not talking about the classified
information in this four page document put together by Devin Nunes,
basically collates all of their investigation that he wanted all of
you to see. You’ve read it. Do you believe that there is a crime in
there committed by the DOJ and FBI or members of those entities?”
what I believe is what my colleagues have said, what I’ve said is the
American people need to see this. We want the journalists in this
great country to see this. Mostly, we want the American people to
understand what the FBI did, how wrong it was, and again, we’re not
allowed to talk about it. The last point Ed [Henry] made was right on
target. The committee could meet today, could meet tomorrow — if the
majority of the committee votes to release this — it goes to the White
House, the White House could say ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’. My
guess is they’re going to say ‘thumbs up’ and then it’s out there and
the American people can see what took place at the highest levels of
our FBI, at the highest levels of the Justice Department that should
not happen in this great nation.” […]
has been compared to Watergate, which was a scandal, an election
scandal of digging into another campaign, okay? Now if this is worse
than that, which is what Matt Gaetz of Florida has called it, it would
draw a picture of an Obama administration attempt to derail the Trump
campaign. Is that what’s in these four pages?”
I can’t talk about the specifics, that’s why we’re pushing so hard
make it public so we can talk about the specifics. But think about
what we knew a long time ago. The
Clinton campaign paid for the dossier. Think about those text
messages from Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, where they talk about —
remember the text messages where they talk about ‘walking
through Wal-Mart, I can smell the Trump supporters’ — the derision
they have for the people who supported the President. The anti-Trump
bias, the pro-Clinton bias and then think about the text messages
that talks about an insurance policy to make sure Donald Trump is
not elected by the American people.”
The Gateway Punditpreviouslyreported,
Fox News published a portion of the approximately 10,000 texts
messages sent between FBI agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page.
Among the messages is an exchange revealing Strzok and Page discussed an
‘insurance policy,’ against a Trump presidency.
FBI officials who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia
investigation exchanged text messages last year in which they appear to
have discussed ways to prevent Donald Trump from being elected
want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s
office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we
can’t take that risk,” FBI counterintelligence official Peter
Strzok wrote in a cryptic text message to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer and
like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re
40,” Strzok wrote in the text, dated Aug. 15, 2016.
and Page’s text message exchange is explosive on its own, the idea that
McCabe may have been involved in this conservation is nothing short of
stunning. Do you think the Deputy FBI Director would allow two
employees in his office unsupervised?
House Intel panel’s passage of New York Republican Rep. Peter King’s
motion to release the FISA abuse memo to fellow House members has rocked
lawmakers have begun lobbying Intelligence ChairmanDevin
Nunes to release the memo.
this morning, I examined the classified, four-page memo from @HouseIntelComm regarding
the FBI, DOJ, and the so-called #RussianCollusion.
To put it simply, “WOW.” I joined the call to #ReleaseTheMemo.
Americans deserve truth and transparency,” tweeted Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA).
letter was signed by Steve King, Matt Gaetz, Mark Meadows, Jim
Jordan, Andy Biggs, Scott Perry, Ted Yoho, Jody Hice, Louie Gohmert, Barry
Loudermilk and Brian Babin, reports Jim
Hoft of The