Fox Business reported on Friday that FBI emails uncovered by the conservative group Judicial Watch reveal that the National Security Agency (NSA) was offering to help then-House Intelligence chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) read secret documents related to the Trump-Russia collusion probe.
What’s more, they revealed that the FBI also helped Schiff to gain access to secret Russia probe-related documents as well.
Is this ok?
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, offered his response to the revelations during an episode of Fox Business’ “The Evening Edit.” Watch:
“Should politicians read secret probe documents before a case is closed…in order to go after a political opponent?” host Elizabeth MacDonald asked the Ohio Republican.
“No,” Jordan replied. “Only if it is consistent with how we are supposed to brief, you know, [Rep.] Devin Nunes and the chairman at the time Adam Schiff. Only if it is part of what is supposed to be done under our system. All this shows you, Liz, everything we’ve been talking about for years now is two things,” he continued.
Jordan: “Much worse than we thought”
“One is how committed the swamp was to try to take out President Trump. Remember, they started spying on his campaign clear back in the summer of 2016. And when he wins, the lengths they would go to continue to try to get him.”
“The other thing it shows is, for those of us who have been trying to get to the bottom of this now for a few years, the only we had wrong…is it was much worse than we thought,” Jordan insisted. “That is the only thing that we missed.”
“They all said, ‘We never saw any collusion,’ but they launched an investigation with no proper predicate, with no cause to do it. They were so out to get this president.”
MacDonald then brought up the new book that disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok has written in which he claims to still believe that Trump is working on behalf of the Russian government. She also pointed to past comments from Schiff repeatedly stating the collusion had taken place.
Jordan didn’t bother to hide his contempt for his committee’s chairman credibility, noting, “This is the same Adam Schiff who told us, you know, that his office had no contact with the [Ukraine] whistleblower. He didn’t know who the whistleblower was during the whole Ukraine impeachment hoax.”
In fact, a report published by the New York Times revealed that Schiff’s office had in fact been in communication with the so-called whistleblower.