Rep. Jim Jordan
Oversight Committee member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said he
is "convinced" that FBI officials used the salacious and
false dossier about Donald Trump, paid for by the Clinton
campaign and the Democratic National Committee, to get
"warrants to spy on Americans associated with Donald Trump's
added that the FBI could clear up this issue "if they
release the application that they took to court," but they refuse
to do so. It has been reported that former Trump
campaign officials Carter
Page and Paul
Manafort were spied on in 2016 by
U.S. intelligence agencies after the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Court (FISA Court) granted warrants to do
Jordan, speaking on Lou Dobbs Tonight,
said he believes it was FBI counterintelligence agent Peter
Strzok "who took the dossier" to the "FISA Court." Strzok
was working with Special Counsel Robert Mueller until this
summer when his extra-marital affair and vehemently
anti-Trump tweets were discovered; Strzok was reassigned to
the FBI's human resources department in August.
the guy who took the dossier, I believe," Jordan told Dobbs,
"or part of the team that took the dossier and took it
to the FISA court. It's the dossier that was paid
for by the Democratic National
Committee. Paid [ex-British spy] Christopher Steele who paid
Russians to put this false op together. He [Strzok] is the
one I think who was working with others to put this together
and take it to the court. That's what we need to know."
counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and his mistress,
FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
is why we need a second special counsel which we called for
months ago," said Jordan. "But every time we learn more, it
just reinforces the idea that we need that second special
the beginning of his Dec. 7 interview of Rep. Jordan, host
Lou Dobbs asked, "Congressman, you gave FBI Director
[Christopher] Wray quite a grilling today. Are you satisfied
with the answers that you elicited?"
said, "Well, I'll be satisfied when they release the
application that was taken to the FISA court. I'm convinced
that most likely Peter Strzok was the guy who helped
assembled that application, took it to the FISA where the
court granted and that application was based on the dossier
with all the garbage in it. That dossier was used as a basis
for getting warrants to spy on Americans associated with
Donald Trump's campaign. So they can prove I'm wrong by
releasing the application. I hope they do that."
FBI Director Andrew McCabe. (Screenshot YouTube)
there are couple of fundamental questions here," said
Jordan. "Did the FBI pay [ex-British spy]
Christopher Steele? I asked that of Attorney General
Sessions two weeks ago, he wouldn't answer the question. Did
they actually vet this dossier, look at
this dossier, go through this corroborative, corrected,
look at it? Because it's been disproven."
a bunch of lies," he said. "It's a bunch of
national enquirer garbage and fake news in this thing. Did
they actually check it out before they took it to the FISA
court which I'm convinced they do? Those are the sort of a
all this can get cleared up if they release the application
that they took to the court," said Jordan. "He
[Wray] said he couldn't do it, they're allowed to do that.
They can give it to the Judiciary Committee, the committee
with oversight of the Justice Department. They can do that.
That clears up a lot of things."
I think they won't give it to us, because they did take that
to Steele," said the congressman. "I think they
did use the dossier as a basis for the warrants to spy
on Americans associated with President Trump's campaign."
Dobbs then remarked, "Your charges put it straightforwardly
that the FBI leadership is corrupt and acted in corrupt and
unlawful manner to achieve a political purpose."
Jordan answered, "Think about [FBI agent] Peter Strzok, the
guy who is dismissed from Mueller's team, that's what we
learned this weekend. Here's the guy who headed the Clinton
investigation up, interviewed [Huma] Abedin, interviewed
Cheryl Mills, interviewed Secretary Clinton. He's the guy
who took the exoneration statement, changed, 'grossly
negligent' to 'extreme carelessness.' Grossly negligence is
changed it," said Jordan. "He interviewed [Trump
adviser Michael] Flynn. He ran the Russian investigation and
they kicked him off for a few text messages because they're
anti-Trump? There has to be more to this story. And I'm
convinced the dossier is the key to this."
in the interview, Dobbs said, "Congressman, I am entirely
sympathetic with your view on the special counsel, except
for one thing. If we end up with twice what Mueller has
created, the republic will be in serious threat, if it's not
already. Look at what we've got here, as you pointed out
today. We have a president whose entire administration is
being threatened by a politically corrupt special counsel
and politically corrupt leadership of the FBI."
said, "All billed on -- all billed on this dossier. And
remember what the dossier is about. It was about
the FBI working with the Democrat National Committee and
their campaign to go after the other party's nominee and the
other party's campaign. That is not supposed to happen in
this country, and I think it did and all the evidence is
pointing in that direction."
Counsel Robert Mueller. (Screenshot YouTube)
why we need these answers," he said. "Because if
that took place, if that actually happened in the United
States of America, that is as wrong as it can be and people
need to be held to account who were involved in, making that
Dec. 23 it was reported that Deputy
FBI Director Andrew McCabe will resign in
March or April 2018, which is when his full pension and
benefits would kick in. McCabe's wife, Dr.
Jill McCabe, received a little more than $700,000 in
payments from two Democratic PACs in 2015, one headed
by Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe. (Jill McCabe, a left-wing
Democrat, ran for a state senate seat that year.)
early 2016, Andrew McCabe helped to oversee the Hillary
Clinton email investigation, a scandal for which she was
exonerated by then-FBI Director James
Comey in July 2016. (McCabe did not
recuse himself from the Clinton case until one week before
the 2016 presidential election.)
McCabe is also the FBI official whose emails show that the
Hillary Clinton email investiagtion was designated "special" by
the bureau and, contrary to procedure, a "decision was made
to investigate it at HQ with a small team."
Andrew McCabe's decision to retire, President Trump tweeted on
Dec. 23, "FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the
clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!!"
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