Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, who questioned DOJ official Bruce Ohr during closed-door testimony, said Wednesday his Democratic critics need to “look at the facts” of the investigation before bashing it.
Jordan, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, said Ohr funneled parts of the Steele dossier of unverified claims against President Trump to the FBI from the opposition research firm where his wife worked as an independent contractor.
Jordan said critics like Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow need to “look at the facts” of the case.
It’s now obvious that the FBI knew but didn’t tell the Court:
-About Bruce and Nellie Ohr’s involvement
-About Christopher Steele’s extreme bias against President Trump
-And that the Clinton campaign paid for the Dossier
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) August 29, 2018
Nadler and Cummings claimed the GOP was becoming “increasingly desperate” with allegations against Trump that the party was using Ohr as a foil.
“With Paul Manafort in jail, Michael Cohen in court, and a host of longtime Trump confidants cooperating with federal prosecutors, we can understand why Republicans are increasingly desperate to create a distraction and undermine the [DOJ],” the two Democrats said in a statement.
Maddow warned that people like Jordan will tarnish the capabilities of the Justice Department in fighting Russian aggression in the future.
Jordan said that Americans should instead be concerned about senior DOJ officials like Ohr, who was one of the highest ranked members prior to demotion, facilitating opposition research against a political candidate.
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