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Jordan: AG Sessions Should Have Been Notified on Cohen Raid

(Fox News' "America's Newsroom")

By    |   Monday, 23 April 2018 03:13 PM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions should have been notified of plans to raid the offices, home, and hotel room of President Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Monday, and he is writing a letter to Sessions to find out if that has happened.

"This raid was run out of, not under the umbrella of the special counsel, but [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein, according to press reports, to kick in the door of the president's lawyer," the Ohio Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

He also complained former FBI Director James Comey has been "wrong" throughout the entire investigation into Hillary Clinton, but as for Rosenstein, he should have contacted Sessions.

Cohen is "not just any lawyer," added Jordan, but the "lawyer for the president of the United States . . . It is an interesting point, and we'll find out."

According to reports, Sessions has threatened to quit if Rosenstein is fired, but meanwhile, the relationship between Congress and the Department of Justice "is not where it needs to be," Jordan said.

"We've been asking for documents for five months, and we've received about 6,000 documents," said Jordan, noting he and House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., met with Sessions early on.

"I asked him four questions," he recalled. "What's the approximate universe of documents we're entitled to, the current steps in the current process? How many people does it go through before we get it? What's the standard for redaction right now? And when will we get what Congress is entitled?"

The answers to each question was the same: "'I don't know,'" Jordan said. "That's not really confidence inspiring. We've been at this now five months. Get us the information we're entitled to so we can get the answers to the American people."

Those answers are not coming fast enough, even with last week's decision to release Comey's memos publicly, Jordan said.

"[There is] one set of rules for regular folk and a different one for the political class," Jordan said. "That has to change and why we need the documents to get the answers and to hold people accountable. It looks like now [ex-Deputy FBI Director] Andrew McCabe was fired and potentially faces prosecution . . . we need to get the information to get the right answers."

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The plans to raid the offices, home, and hotel room of President Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, should have been told to attorney General Jeff Sessions, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Monday.
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