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Rep. Jim Jordan: Clinton Allies Helped With Anti-Trump Dossier

(Fox News/"Fox & Friends")

By    |   Tuesday, 06 February 2018 01:25 PM

Associates of Bill and Hillary Clinton helped with a dossier of opposition research into Donald Trump, Rep. Jim Jordan said Tuesday.

"The names we keep hearing are Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer — people who have been around the Clintons forever — as being a part of this," the Ohio Republican told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program.

"But I also think it's kind of interesting because what it looks like is they paid (former British spy Christopher) Steele to put together the dossier. Then told him what to put in it.

"Talk about rigging the game and putting together a document that will serve your purposes as an opposition research document," Jordan said.

Blumenthal had been deposed during the Benghazi committee hearings with Hillary Clinton, Jordan continued, and "he has been with the Clintons forever. He was knee-deep in the whole Libya, Benghazi story," Jordan said, referring to the Benghazi, Libya, attacks in 2012, which resulted in the deaths of Americans and led to questioning of then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over security lapses.

Jordan also took aim at the government omitting information about a dossier compiled by Steele to get a warrant for surveillance on Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser who had ties to Russia.

"That dossier was taken to a secret court to get a secret warrant to spy on a fellow citizen and they weren't clear with the court who paid for it, who was involved with, and the fact that they already fired Chris Steele from any type of relationship with the FBI because he broke a fundamental trust," Jordan said.

"That's what's so ridiculous about how they (Democrats) handled this, and why that memo last week from the Republicans was so important that the American people see," he added.

Jordan says he is in favor of the Democrats' rebuttal to the memo being released.

Two Republicans, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Monday released a copy of their request for a criminal probe into Steele. That referral document cited a second, unreleased document that Steele had prepared, Politico reported. 

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