Chris Cuomo Battles Rep. Jim Jordan Over Dem Memo and FBI: ‘The Fix Was In!’

CNN’s Chris Cuomo battled it out with Rep. Jim Jordan on Wednesday, over the competing Republican and Democrat memos on the FBI’s Russia investigation put together by lawmakers. Ever since the Republican memo, put together by Rep. Devin Nunes, was released and alleged bias at the highest levels of the FBI against President Donald Trump, Democrats have been working to release their own counter-memo. Cuomo first pressed Jordan on the latest in the expanding controversy roiling the White House over its handling of domestic abuse allegations made against Rob Porter, noting the senior official presented classified information to the president. The Ohio Republican took that opportunity to call out the FBI for its alleged FISA court abuses, which ended up being the focus of the rest of the raucous interview. “But, Chris, to compare it to the FBI doing what they did, taking a campaign document, dressing it Continue reading "Chris Cuomo Battles Rep. Jim Jordan Over Dem Memo and FBI: ‘The Fix Was In!’"

Chris Cuomo and Jim Jordan Battle Over Democrat Memo: ‘You Don’t Know Any of This!’

CNN’s Chris Cuomo spoke with representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) today about the Democrat’s rebuttal to Devin Nunes‘ FISA memo, and the conversation…uh, turned into a messy, major-league sparring match. After the two had a discussion about the upcoming budget battle in Congress, Cuomo brought up the complaints from several Democrats about how the Nunes memo wasn’t sufficiently scrutinized before it was sent to the White House, whereas their documents are under review by the Department of Justice. Jordan pushed back after Cuomo said this was “circumventing the process” of declassifying information, and the skirmish continued when the congressman lamented the circumstances of how a “secret court” launched an investigation into Donald Trump. Cuomo and Jordan sparred over whether the FISA investigation was primarily based on Christopher Steele‘s dossier, and whether the FBI’s terminated relationship with the British spy proves his information is bogus. Jordan continued to berate Steele Continue reading "Chris Cuomo and Jim Jordan Battle Over Democrat Memo: ‘You Don’t Know Any of This!’"

Rep. Jim Jordan: We Need Second Special Counsel From ‘Middle of the Country, Outside the Swamp’

As one would expect, there’s been a huge partisan divide on the controversial Nunes memo that was publicly released yesterday. The memo purports to show FISA abuses in the Russia probe, specifically claiming that the Steele dossier was an “essential” basis for FISA warrants on ex-Trump campaign advisor Carter Page and that the judges approving the warrants weren’t told of the political motivations behind the dossier. One of the biggest cheerleaders of #ReleaseTheMemo appeared on Fox & Friends this morning to hype the memo’s findings as a reason to discredit the Russia investigation but to also call on a second special counsel to investigate the “real” collusion involving Hillary Clinton and the FBI. “I definitely think there are grounds for a second special counsel,” Rep. Jim Continue reading "Rep. Jim Jordan: We Need Second Special Counsel From ‘Middle of the Country, Outside the Swamp’"

Chuck Todd Confronts Two GOP Reps: ‘Why Is the President So Afraid of This Investigation?’

Chuck Todd faced off with both Republican congressmen Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan this afternoon about the Nunes memo and the amount of “hype” that’s gone into it. Jordan and Meadows both said the memo raises serious questions about the Carter Page FISA application, though Todd questioned them about the “partisan” manner in which this was approached in. He confronted both Jordan and Meadows about whether the memo is really as advertised and he directly asked them, “Do you believe the Russians tried to infiltrate our election?” Meadows said “there was no collusion,” to which Todd shot back that there’s only been no evidence of it yet. He asked, “Why is the President so afraid of this investigation?” Jordan emphasized there’s no evidence of collusion and noted the origins of the dossier and its connections to the Democrats. He said the fact that high-ranking people from the FBI Continue reading "Chuck Todd Confronts Two GOP Reps: ‘Why Is the President So Afraid of This Investigation?’"

Katy Tur Grills Rep. Jim Jordan Over Dossier: ‘You Have No Idea Because You’re Not In That Committee!’

On Friday afternoon’s MSNBC Live With Katy Tur, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) sat down in the hot seat to answer Katy Tur’s questions over whether or not Jeff Sessions should step down as attorney general. The topic at hand quickly jumped from Sessions to the notorious dossier. “Lots of folks out there are curious about what the Republican motivations are because it seems like the closer the Mueller probe gets, the louder the Republicans get about stopping this investigation or trying to throw a wrench into it,” Tur said. “So, can you say you’re not doing that?” “Not at all,” the Ohio representative answered. “We want the truth. What have we learned in the last 6, 7, 8 weeks? One, the Clinton campaign, the DNC, paid for the dossier. The Clinton campaign paid the law firm, who paid Fusion, who paid Christopher Steele, who paid Russians for information. Continue reading "Katy Tur Grills Rep. Jim Jordan Over Dossier: ‘You Have No Idea Because You’re Not In That Committee!’"

CNN’s John Berman and GOP Rep. Jim Jordan Slug it Out Over Mueller: Are You Questioning His ‘Integrity?!’

Things became heated on Wednesday night’s Anderson Cooper 360 when fill-in host John Berman and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) sparred over possible anti-Trump bias in the Robert Mueller investigation. The tension began when Berman asked the Congressman if he is part of a coordinated effort to end the Mueller probe. Jordan — a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus — promptly attempted to pivot to “the DNC and the Clinton campaign [paying] for the dossier.” Berman fired back with, “we can talk about the facts, but I want to talk about the issue of coordination.” The CNN anchor and the Ohio Congressman then proceeded to duke it out over the issue of whether Jordan believed the FBI has a political bias. All the while, the two consistently interrupted each other. Jordan then attacked the Mueller probe:
“We know for a fact the Clinton campaign paid Russians to do Continue reading "CNN’s John Berman and GOP Rep. Jim Jordan Slug it Out Over Mueller: Are You Questioning His ‘Integrity?!’"

MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki Clashes With GOP Rep. Jim Jordan Over Whether Trump Obstructed Justice

It was reported earlier today that President Donald Trump’s legal team is arguing that the President of the United States cannot, by law, obstruct justice. This comes on the heels of Trump lawyer John Dowd claiming he was the one who composed a weekend tweet from Trump’s account that stated Trump knew ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied to the FBI before he fired him. That tweet has set off a bunch of cries of “obstruction of justice,” with many pointing to former FBI Director James Comey previously stating that Trump attempted to get him to end the probe into Flynn prior to the president firing Comey. However, as stated above, the White House appears to be sticking with the argument that Trump cannot commit obstruction of justice. During an MSNBC segment today, host Steve Kornacki got into it a bit with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) over whether the president Continue reading "MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki Clashes With GOP Rep. Jim Jordan Over Whether Trump Obstructed Justice"