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Rep. Jim Jordan: Did Obama Administration Try to Influence Election?

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By    |   Thursday, 27 Jul 2017 01:38 PM

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate former President Barack Obama's Department of Justice and whether it tried to influence last year's presidential election.

Jordan told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" host Bill Hemmer an investigation needs to be opened that's separate from the Russia one.

"We hear all this talk about Russian influence in the election. How about the Obama government's influence in the election?" Jordan asked. "The attorney general [Loretta Lynch] directing the FBI director not to be square with the American people? This is of such magnitude.

"Go on record supporting a special counsel. We think it's much more likely that [current Attorney General] Jeff Sessions will appoint one to look into these issues."

Former FBI director James Comey testified in June that Lynch instructed him to talk about the Hillary Clinton email probe as a "matter" rather than an "investigation." That, coupled with Lynch's clandestine meeting with former President Bill Clinton on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, fueled speculation that the Clintons, via the Obama administration, tried to influence the FBI's Clinton email investigation.

"What we found during the middle of this election [is] you had the subject of the investigation's husband meet with the attorney general three days before the subject of the investigation is scheduled to be interviewed by the FBI," Jordan said. "When does that ever happen anywhere else? All these facts — we need to examine them all."

The DOJ is currently looking into whether members of President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the campaign. Jordan wants to see the other side investigated as well.

"We think we need to get to the bottom of all that information," he said.

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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate former President Barack Obama's Department of Justice and whether it tried to influence last year's presidential election.
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