Ohio’s conservative lawmaker Jim Jordan has always been a superstar celebrity to the right. Before Attorney General William Barr was dragged across hot coals by liberals, Jordan rocked the House Judiciary Committee. As a warm up, he stepped through the entire Obamagate conspiracy. Then, he showed eight minutes of a ten-minute montage detailing liberal lies about the peaceful anarchists burning and looting Democrat controlled cities. That’s when Jerrold Nadler pulled his plug and gave him a scolding.
Jim Jordan goes to bat for Barr
Ohio Republican Jim Jordan took advantage of his position as minority leader of the House Judiciary Committee to go to bat for William Barr, using his opening statement to club the Democrats. “Spying. That one word, that’s why they’re after you, Mr. Attorney General. 15 months ago, April 10, 2019 in a Senate hearing you said this sentence, ‘I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal.’ Spying on a political campaign is a big deal, it sure is.” Because William Barr “had the courage to state the truth,” They have “been attacking you ever since every day, every week, for simply stating the truth that the Obama-Biden administration spied on the Trump campaign.” The FBI sent a young lady who used the name Azra Turk to meet George Papadopoulos. “Someone pretending to be someone else to meet a person associated with the Trump campaign.” They call that spying.
A month later, they used Christopher Steele’s dossier, the one James Comey called salacious and unverified, to spy on Carter Page, Jordan continued. “They took it to the FISA court, didn’t tell the courts that the Clintons paid for it, didn’t tell the court that the guy who wrote the document Christopher Steele had already communicated to the Justice Department that he was ‘desperate to stop Trump from getting elected.’ Guess what? There were 15 more lies that they told the court. 17 in total, they’re outlined by the inspector general, each and every one of them in his 400 page report but guess what? Chairman Nadler refuses to allow Mr. Horowitz to come here and testify and answer our questions about the 17 lies the Obama-Biden administration told to the secret court.” Barack Obama’s DOJ set the trap in July, “used a secret agent lady to spy on Papadopoulos in August,” “lied to the FISA court in September,” and never had “any basis for launching the investigation to begin with.”
We know all this, Jordan insists, we know there was no basis because they told us. “They didn’t want to tell us, but thanks to Rick Grenell who released the transcripts of their testimony, we now know there was no basis for them to start the investigation in the first place.” We heard it from the experts like Sally Yates, Samantha Power and Susan Rice. “Here’s what Susan Rice says. ‘I don’t recall intelligence I would consider evidence of a conspiracy.’ How about James Clapper? ‘I never saw any direct evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election.’ Say that again, ‘I never saw evidence that the Trump campaign was conspiring,’ and yet they investigate them. There was never a proper predicate, so why did they do it? There was no reason to do it, why did they do it? They told us that too. Peter Strzok, August 2016 asked, ‘Is Trump going to win?’ What’s his response? Remember, this is Peter Strzok, this is the guy who ran the investigation. ‘No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.'” Grand slam!
Guess what happens in November?
So, after Strzok promises to stop Trump in August, they spy on Papadopoulos in September and lie to the FISA court in October, “Guess what happens in November? November 8, 2016, the American people get in their way. 63 million of them to be exact. Now everything changes. Now the real focus is, ‘Wow, wait a minute. We didn’t stop him. He won.’ Now what do they have to do? They have to do the coverup, and who do they have to go after? Who is target number one in their coverup? The former head of the defense intelligence agency, the guy who’s about to become National Security Advisor to the President of the United States, Michael Flynn.” As Jordan explains, “They can’t have him hanging around because he’ll figure it out. So they decide to go after Michael Flynn, three-star general, served our country for over three decades. We know they went after him because they told us that too. Bill Priestap, head of counterintelligence at the FBI the day, the day they interview Flynn, January 24, 2017, his notes say what? ‘What’s our goal? To get Flynn to lie so we can prosecute him or to get him fired.'”
In the last month that Democrats were in power, January of 2017, they went all out. “January 4, the agents investigating Flynn want to drop the case, Comey tells them no. January 5, they have the now famous meeting in the Oval Office, Obama, Biden, Rice, Comey, all of them are in there, they’re plotting their strategy, how they’re going to get Flynn. January 6, Comey goes up to Trump Tower, briefs President-Elect Trump on the dossier that they already know was false just so they could leak it to the press and the press will write the story that they briefed the president on the dossier. Then of course January 24, the day they go set up Michael Flynn, set up Michael Flynn in his interview. Guess what else they did? Guess what else they did between Election Day and Inauguration Day? That two month time, guess what else they did? 38 people, 49 times unmasked Michael Flynn’s name. Comey, Clapper, Brennan, Biden. Seven people at the Treasury Department unmasked Michael Flynn’s name for goodness sake.” Jordan is not happy about that one bit.
This is where things get really spooky Jordan declares. “Flynn resigns on February 13. Now the coverup is complete. Flynn’s gone, everything’s fine they think until May 9, 2017, when President Trump fires Jim Comey. Now they got a problem again. The guy who was going to keep it all quiet, he’s been fired. Now how do they continue the coverup? Real simple, Jim Comey leaks his memos with the express purpose of getting a special counsel appointed to investigate something they already know is not true and that’s exactly what happened. We get two years, 19 lawyers, 40 agents, 500 witnesses, 2,800 subpoenas and the 30 million cost to the taxpayer and they come back with nothing. Absolutely nothing. So all they got left is to attack the attorney general who had the courage to state the truth right from the get-go, the first time he testifies after he is confirmed, you guys attacking every day, every week, and now you filed articles of impeachment against him. It’s ridiculous. He had the courage to do what no one else would do at the Justice Department. Sally Yates wouldn’t call it spying, Jeff Sessions wouldn’t do it, Rod Rosenstein wouldn’t do it, Chris Wray sure as heck isn’t going to do it.”