Freedom Caucus Rep. Jim Jordan ties longtime Clinton ally Sydney Blumenthal to the creation of the Steele Dossier, and comments on news reports that British spy Christopher Steele authored a second dossier on President Donald Trump and alleged Russia entanglements:
JIM JORDAN: The names we keep hearing are Sydney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer, people who have been around the Clintons forever as being a part of this.
But I also think it is kind of interesting, because what it looks like is they paid Steele to put together the dossier, then they told him what to put in it. Talk about rigging the game, and putting together a document that is going to serve your purposes as an opposition research document.
That's what it looks like the Clinton team did. And then when you see names like Sydney Blumenthal coming up -- we deposed this guy, during the Benghazi committee hearings, this guy has been around the Clintons forever, he was knee deep in the whole Libya/Begnhazi story, especially when they weren't square with the American people about what really happened... I find that all interesting. Particularly that they hired Steele to produce the dossier, then they are actually telling him what to put in the dossier.
And then they are leaking that to the press, come one, that is not how it is supposed to work...
That final work product, this is where we come right back to the memo last week, that dossier was taken to a secret court to get a secret warrant to spy on an American citizen, and they weren't clear with the court who paid for it, what was involved with it, and the fact that they had already fired Steele from any relationship with the FBI [because]... he went to the press and told them he was working with the FBI. And yet they still used his work product, this dossier... and why the memo last week from the Republicans was so important for the American public to see.