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Rep. Jordan: Did FBI Use 'National Enquirer Garbage' Dossier to Spy on Americans?

Rep. Jordan: Did FBI Use 'National Enquirer Garbage' Dossier to Spy on Americans?
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By    |   Friday, 08 December 2017 02:46 PM

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will face tough questioning by the House Judiciary Committee over whether he took "this National Enquirer garbage" dossier about President Donald Trump and used it as a basis of securing warrants to spy on Americans, Rep. Jim Jordan, said Friday, after pressing FBI Director Christopher Wray on the same questions Thursday.

"They can give us what they took to the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court," the Ohio Republican told Fox News' Harris Faulkner on her "Outnumbered Overtime" program. "Mr. Rosenstein will be there next week, we'll ask him some of the same type of questions ... let the Congress see if, in fact, he took this National Enquirer garbage so-called dossier, if you use that as the basis of securing warrants to spy on Americans. Let us know if that happened or not. I think it did."

The dossier was financed in part, Jordan pointed out, by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, which paid the law firm connected with a former MI-6 British agent, Christopher Steele, who obtained the document from Russians.

"It's opposition research, paid for by the Democratic National Committee," Jordan said. "Was the FBI working with that Democrat National Committee to take this document, dress it up, take it to the court so they can go after the other party's campaign and other party's nominee. That is as wrong as it gets. Everything points on that. It looks like that's what took place."

The events took place within the structure of the FBI, he added, and instead of investigating coordination between the Clinton campaign and the Russians, special counsel Robert Mueller is conducting its probe against Trump.

"We know for a fact the Clinton campaign paid Russians to do what, influence the 2016 presidential election," said Jordan. "We know that happened. What we're trying to figure out, did the FBI help them. Did the FBI help them?"

Also, he said, FBI agent Peter Strzok, who ran the Clinton investigation, wrote the FBI's exoneration letter about Clinton, and changed its language from "gross negligence to extreme carelessness."

He also launched the Russian investigation, interviewed former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and was picked for the Mueller team, which this past summer removed him because he and another had sent each other anti-Trump messages.

"We're supposed to believe he got kicked off because he sent anti-Trump messages?" said Jordan. "If you get kicked off the team for being anti-Trump, there wouldn't be anyone else."

Trump has commented that the FBI is in "tattered," but Jordan said he does believe most of the people who work for the agency are great people, and the president is talking about "a select group at the top who looks like there was political concern that factored into all this."

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