Katy Tur Destroys Jim Jordan in Bonkers Interview: Why are You Okay With the President Lying?

On Thursday, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan (R) sat down with MSNBC’s Katy Tur to talk about the repeated lies coming out of the White House. Things went south fast. At one point, Jordan suggested that instead of focusing on the bad stuff like Paul Manafort‘s jailing and various Trump-ian lies, people should focus on all the good stuff going on in America. “I want to focus more on what the president and why the Republican Party, including you, are okay with the president lying? That’s what I’m basically getting from this,” Tur snapped back. Then after Jordan tried to downplay Manafort’s role in the Trump campaign, Tur said this: “I’m focused on all of the lies because the president walks outside or gets on Twitter every day and he lies.” She then went for the kill. “He lies! The Washington Post has been tracking it. Over 3,000 Continue reading "Katy Tur Destroys Jim Jordan in Bonkers Interview: Why are You Okay With the President Lying?"

Chris Cuomo Battles Rep. Jim Jordan Over Trump Claims of FBI Spy, Russia Probe: ‘That is Demonstrably False’

Rep. Jim Jordan appeared on CNN’s New Day for a showdown with Chris Cuomo over President Donald Trump’s claims of nefarious FBI spying and new calls to open a second special counsel. Cuomo asked the Ohio Republican who has led the charge against the Russia investigation, to first react to Trump’s tweets claiming that the FBI used a “spy” on his campaign. Jordan, a Freedom Caucus member who is being pushed to replace Paul Ryan as House Speaker, argued that the New York Times reporting that the FBI had an informant speak to members of the Trump campaign supports the argument. Jordan went on to rail against the leadership of the FBI, demanding a second special counsel to “get to the bottom of this.” He touted legislation introduced by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) on Tuesday calling for such an investigation — which Cuomo dismissed as lacking serious support from Continue reading "Chris Cuomo Battles Rep. Jim Jordan Over Trump Claims of FBI Spy, Russia Probe: ‘That is Demonstrably False’"

After Jim Jordan Decries Russia Probe on TV, Matt Gaetz and Hannity Endorse Him to Be House Speaker

With House Speaker Paul Ryan facing a potential mutiny after announcing his plans to leave his post at the end of his current term, Congressman Matt Gaetz and Fox News host Sean Hannity have endorsed Congressman Jim Jordan to take the Wisconsin lawmaker’s top congressional spot. Following a fiery rant on Fox News tonight against the federal government’s supposedly unethical targeting of President Donald Trump amid their probe into Russian election tampering, Jordan netted prime time endorsements from Gaetz––the Florida congressman who’s appeared on InfoWars this year, made similarly over-the-top remarks about the Russia probe, and invited an alt-right Holocaust denier to the State of the Union––and Hannity, the undisputed king of cable news. “That’s why Jim Jordan should be Speaker of the House, then we’d have real oversight,” Gaetz said in response to Jordan calling for a special counsel to investigate the investigators behind Robert Mueller’s probe. “Checkmate — I’m Continue reading "After Jim Jordan Decries Russia Probe on TV, Matt Gaetz and Hannity Endorse Him to Be House Speaker"

Katy Tur Confronts Rep. Jim Jordan in Heated Clash: Isn’t Trump Doing What You Slammed Obama For?

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) gave an interview to Katy Tur on MSNBC today, and like most Jim Jordan interviews, the conversation moved at 100 mph while hitting a plethora of topics. Tur began with President Trump‘s latest rage-tweets against Robert Mueller, asking “if the president is innocent, why is he not acting like he’s innocent?” Jordan argued that Trump is acting like he’s innocent, albeit frustrated with the investigation. Jordan proceeded to talk about Andrew McCabe and the other high-ranking figures involved with Mueller’s investigation, though Tur reminded him that Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was the one who suggested Trump should try acting innocent if that’s really what he is. The discussion continued with Jordan asking when Mueller’s investigation will end, while Tur asked why Trump and his team are attacking the investigation if they’re so confident they’ll be cleared of any wrongdoing. Jordan eventually brought up Continue reading "Katy Tur Confronts Rep. Jim Jordan in Heated Clash: Isn’t Trump Doing What You Slammed Obama For?"

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’"