Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) speaks with CNN’s Chris Cuomo about President Trump’s claim that the FBI spied on his presidential campaign and the GOP’s new push to open a second special investigation.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) appeared on CNN’s New Day on Wednesday to make the case for a second special counsel to investigate the origins of the probe into whether President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 election.
Jordan and host Chris Cuomo seemed to make their arguments using entirely separate sets of facts — Jordan insisting that FBI leadership was politically motivated against Trump, Cuomo pointing out that the agency’s inspector general was already investigating claims of bias, and both men sharply disagreeing with the other’s evaluation of the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
When Jordan proclaimed that a year had gone by without “one bit of evidence” of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Cuomo fired back by calling the claim “demonstrably false,” saying the investigation had unearthed “tons of proof of potential collusion.”
The congressman argued that he could “see no other remedy” besides a second special counsel, and Cuomo called the effort “politicized nonsense.”
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