Rep. Jim Jordan: FBI Did Not Tell FISA Court Who Paid For Dossier, That Steele Relationship Ended

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said Monday that "it looks like" the Obama-era DOJ did not disclose pertinent information like they ended their relationship with Christopher Steele and that a campaign had bought the infamous dossier before they presented before a FISA judge to obtain a warrant to spy on Trump campaign officials.

On a separate note, Jordan said while there is no evidence that shows Trump-Russian collusion, the Clinton campaign colluded with the Russian Federation via Christopher Steele's dossier.

"To date, not one bit of evidence to show any type of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the election," Jordan said Monday on Neil Cavuto's FOX News program.. "But we know, just as sure as you and I are talking, that there was -- the Clinton campaign paid the law firm who paid Fusion, who paid Christopher Steele, who paid Russians to do what?"





"We know, just as sure as you and I are talking, that there was -- the Clinton campaign paid the law firm who paid Fusion, who paid Christopher Steele, who paid Russians to do what? Get information to influence the election. And what did we also learn? His work product, Christopher Steele's work product was taken to a secret court to get a secret warrant to spy on a fellow American," Jordan said.

REP. JIM JORDAN (R-OH): Look, more important to me is, did top people at the FBI engage in behavior they're not supposed to engage in, in the United States of America? Namely, did they take a disproven, salacious document and make that the basis to get a warrant, a secret warrant at a secret court on a fellow American citizen?

And it sure looks like they did. And when they did that process, it looks like they didn't tell the court pertinent, important information, like who paid for it, like the fact that they discontinued their relationship with Christopher Steele, the author of that document.

So, to me, that is more important or most important when you think about fundamental liberties we're supposed to enjoy in the United States of America.

CAVUTO: Congressman, there had been much talk about eventually getting this Democrat memo out which apparently disputes the Republican memo. Where does that stand?

JORDAN: Yes.

Well, I think they're moving in that direction tonight. There's a House Intelligence Committee meeting this evening. Maybe they will vote to make that public going forward. Of course, then it would have to follow -- my understanding is, it would have to go through the same process, go to the White House, and the president is ultimately responsible for whether he declassifies it and lets it come forward.

I'm all for that. Transparency is a good thing. I called for it seven weeks ago, when Christopher Wray was in front of the Judiciary Committee. I said show us the application. Show us the actual FISA application, so we can know for certain what exactly happened.

Of course, they're not willing to do that. But a couple of people have been able to see that application. One of those individuals was Congressman Gowdy. And he was one of the chief authors of the memo we got last week, which lays out what they did wrong.

CAVUTO: But Congressman Gowdy says none of this means the president is off the hook with Bob Mueller and that separate investigation. What did you think of that?

JORDAN: Well, I mean, Mueller has got his investigation. He's going to go through with it.

What I do know is this. To date, not one bit of evidence to show any type of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the election. But we know, just as sure as you and I are talking, that there was -- the Clinton campaign paid the law firm who paid Fusion, who paid Christopher Steele, who paid Russians to do what?

Get information to influence the election. And what did we also learn? His work product, Christopher Steele's work product was taken to a secret court to get a secret warrant to spy on a fellow American. And we know that work product was salacious and unverified, Jim Comey's words, not mine.

That is a problem. So, we know all of that. Mr. Mueller, if he is going to continue his investigation, so be it. What I'm focused on is getting the truth and reforming this FISA process that I think was terribly abused.

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