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Rep. Jim Jordan on McCabe: 'I'm Glad He's Gone'

(Fox News/"Fox & Friends")

By    |   Tuesday, 30 Jan 2018 01:59 PM

A Republican member of Congress is celebrating the departure of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, saying the timing of the move is telling.

"It is kind of interesting. The FBI director goes and views the memo. The next day, Andrew McCabe announces he's leaving. I'm glad he's gone," Jordan said during an appearance on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program.

The memo Jordan referenced is a document written by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., that reportedly describes abuses and a bias toward President Donald Trump among members of the U.S. intelligence community.

The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to make the top secret memo public. Trump must now approve the release and make it official.

McCabe stepped down from his FBI post Monday, the day after FBI Director Christopher Wray traveled to Capitol Hill to read Nunes' memo.

Jordan said the allegations that McCabe and the FBI conspired to let Hillary Clinton off easy regarding her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, along with a purported bias toward Trump that also may have involved a cover-up, are serious.

"This is a guy who with his wife Jill McCabe, who ran for [the Virginia] State Senate, meets with Terry McAuliffe, Clinton's biggest supporter when they are investigating Clinton," Jordan said.

"But more importantly, he meets with Terry McAuliffe when Terry McAuliffe is under investigation. This is the FBI. The premier law enforcement agency. You are supposed to be the referee. You are supposed to be impartial and yet, here he goes and meets with McAuliffe."

Jordan also addressed the text messages between two high-ranking FBI officials that have been made public in recent weeks and months. The pair worked on the Clinton investigation and the special counsel's Trump-Russia probe, and the messages showed the pair had a bias against Trump.

"We suspected the fix was in [about the Clinton email probe] before the text messages. Once we got them, we know the fix was," Jordan said.

"Think about it. Those same people, the fix was in on the Clinton investigation, they were then the ones who started and ran the Russia-Trump investigation. And anyone with common sense is going to say wait a minute, what's going on here? When you look at some of the text messages and see the bias that exists there, this is a problem."

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