Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is done messing around on the Hillary issue. He says that if Attorney General Jeff Sessions can’t appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary’s wrongdoing, then Sessions needs to just step aside.
If this happened–government working with one campaign to dress up a fake news report as intelligence, then taking it to a FISA court for a warrant to spy on the other political campaign–that's as wrong as it gets. And it shouldn't happen in America. https://t.co/hLLoWBi7wQ
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) December 7, 2017
“But what do we know? We have learned in the last several weeks that the Clinton campaign paid the law firm who paid Fusion GPS, who paid Christopher Steele, the MI-6 agent, who paid Russians. The Clinton campaign paid Russians for this report for this dossier, and it’s been reported that this dossier was all dressed up by the government taken to the FISA court and became the basis to spy on Americans.”
The issue of course it the use of partisan opposition research used as a pretext to spy on a political opponent. Even worse is that the information was otherwise unvetted and unverified. That really is an uprecendented situation, and one that Jordan says is intolerable. And should not be tolerated one minute longer. Even if that means we lose Attorney General Sessions.
Sessions, of course, has already had his problems with the Trump administration and with the President in particular, starting with his recusal what now seems like ages and ages ago.
“If you’re not going to appoint a special council to get the answers to this question and a host of others,” he said in his “Fox and Friends” appearance, “if you’re not going to do it, then he should step down.”
Maybe it’s time.