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Tags: jim jordan | fbi | probe | trump | campaign | spy

Rep. Jim Jordan Defends Call for 2nd Special Counsel to Probe FBI

Rep. Jim Jordan Defends Call for 2nd Special Counsel to Probe FBI
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By    |   Wednesday, 23 May 2018 10:14 AM

Rep. Jim Jordan Wednesday argued that a second counsel to investigate the FBI and Department of Justice in connection with President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and said that the push is gaining momentum in the House.

"We have five of the top people [in the FBI] who oh by the way, happen to be the same people who ran the [Hillary] Clinton investigation and launched the trump Russia investigation, that should be cause for concern," Jordan told CNN's "New Day" co-host Chris Cuomo during a heated interview.

"All of this points to why we need information and why we called for a second special counsel to get to the become of all of this."

There are now 25 House members who support a resolution presented Tuesday by Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., and backed by Jordan and two other House Freedom Caucus members calling for a second special counsel.

"The chairman of the Judiciary Committee called for it, the chairman of the Oversight Committee," said Jordan. "We just introduced it yesterday, a number of people who have real influence are calling for a second special counsel."

He said, though, that members plan to "wait and see" when it comes to the president's claims of a spy being embedded in his campaign.

Cuomo, however, argued back, telling Jordan that "rank and file is slow because they know it seems to be something that would take us down the road of more of the same in terms of politicized nonsense."

He also argued with Jordan that there was "tons of proof of potential collusion," after Jordan had said there was no proof.

" FISA as a tool was created by Congress to make sure you don't have secret surveillance," said Cuomo. "It must be vetted by a judge. So that process in and of itself is a safeguard."

He also pointed out that many of the people who were involved in the Clinton investigation have been demoted or have retired.

"You have all your own people in charge, Jim," he said. "The attorney general, head of the FBI, all the people there are your people.

"Potential collusion is not collusion," Jordan responded. "That is my point. There is no collusion."

Jordan also complained that the Department of Justice has delayed in getting lawmakers they are entitled to see.

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