( Washington Examiner ) FBI agent Peter Strzok would not reveal Thursday while testifying in front of House lawmakers how he had access to three copies from different sources of the infamous “Trump dossier.”
During the multi-hour hearing, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, read an email sent by Strzok to other members of the FBI, that pointed out the dossier published by BuzzFeed News was identical to the documents that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had passed along to the FBI. In the email, Strzok noted that the dossier “has differences from what was given to us by Corn and Simpson.”
Jordan pressed Strzok on the identities of Corn and Simpson. Strzok declined to the answer the question, though Jordan specifically asked whether the email referred to journalist David Corn and Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. Strzok said he had not communicated with either of the men.
When asked if he ever communicated with Bruce Ohr, a Justice Department official who had been in contact with former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who compiled the dossier for Fusion GPS, or his wife Nellie Ohr, who was employed by Fusion GPS, Strzok said he had spoken with Bruce Ohr anywhere from three to five times from late 2016 to early 2017.
“We talked about investigative matters that Mr. Ohr was involved in,” Strzok said.
On Wednesday, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said fake news CNN is now contacting over 100 of his former staff looking for dirt on him.
- The House Judiciary Committee approved for the first time a resolution Tuesday demanding that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein turn over all requested documents regarding the FBI’s handling of the Russia investigation during the presidential election after seven days or face possible impeachment or contempt.
- Rep. Jim Jordan: “If they don’t comply with the resolution they know the remedies the House has, contempt and impeachment. If we don’t get that information entitled to us, everybody knows that we’ll do what we have to do to get it done.”
Sara Carter reported:
The House Judiciary Committee approved for the first time a resolution Tuesday demanding that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein turn over all requested documents regarding the FBI’s handling of the Russia investigation during the presidential election after seven days or face possible impeachment or contempt.
The decision to move forward with the resolution came after a year of battles with the Justice Department and FBI to turn over requested documents. The committee voted on party lines 15-11 to pass the resolution directing Rosenstein to comply within the next seven days or face the consequences.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who has been one of the lawmakers at the frontlines of the committee’s investigation, said the resolution is the result of the frustration felt among lawmakers conducting oversight. He noted that it will be up to House Republican leaders to decide whether or not to take it to the full House for a vote.
“If they don’t comply with the resolution they know the remedies the House has, contempt and impeachment,” said Jordan. “If we don’t get that information entitled to us, everybody knows that we’ll do what we have to do to get it done.”
Jordan and Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., were the authors of the resolution. Both members have criticized Rosenstein and the FBI for failing to deliver documents. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-CA, has also been fighting the Justice Department for documents and has threatened as well to hold Rosenstein in contempt or impeachment if they are not produced.
Congressman Jordan said that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told him that there are an incredible number of false asylum seekers at America’s southern border.
“We had ICE in our office last week, and they told us just on the asylum issue, just on asylum, 2,000 people a week showing up at the border,” Rep. Jordan said. “Think about that, that’s 100,000 people a year and they told us that 80 percent of those people wind up not being legitimate asylum seekers.”
The House will vote on two immigration bills this week, an amnesty bill supported by Speaker Paul Ryan and the Trump-endorsed bill sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).
The Ohio Republican then explained why conservatives support the Goodlatte bill over the Ryan amnesty bill, saying that “it’s the one that done with what’s consistent with the election. It says it will build the border security wall, end chain migration, stop the visa lottery, deal with sanctuary cities, reform the asylum law — right down the list of everything we know needs to happen and move to a merit-based [immigration system] and then we will deal with the DACA population.”
As for the Ryan bill, Jordan said, “I think they deal some good things on border security, I don’t think they go far enough with what we told the American people we were going to do. That’s the fundamental thing, that we keep our word and do what we can and campaigned on. That’s Chairman Goodlatte’s legislation.”
GOP Congressman Jim Jordan has 18 questions for the FBI regarding Russia investigation by witch hunt special counsel Robert Mueller:
18 questions in 2018 about Russia and the FBI. The American people deserve answers…
REP. JIM JORDAN: HOUSE WILL SUBPOENA ANDREW McCABE, PETER STRZOK, LISA PAGE, BRUCE OHR AND HIS WIFE…THE FBI-DOJ COLLUSION IS REAL!
Obama DOJ and FBI officials will get subpoena for their collusion against President Trump.
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) told Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro Saturday evening that the House Judiciary Committee will subpoena FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, counterintelligence FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress FBI lawyer Lisa Page, demoted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr along with his wife and former Fusion GPS employee Nellie Ohr “in their ongoing inquiry into claims of bias against President Donald Trump.”
A Republican on the House judiciary committee said Saturday he’s gotten a commitment from committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) to subpoena top officials at the FBI and Justice Department in their ongoing inquiry into claims of bias against President Donald Trump.
Republicans have zeroed in on deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, top counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, FBI attorney Lisa Page, former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie, who reportedly worked for Fusion GPS, the firm that compiled opposition research on Trump in 2016.
“Chairman Goodlatte has told us he is going to subpoena those individuals,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), in an appearance on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) dropped this bomb on Lou Dobbs on Wednesday after grilling Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein earlier in the day.
Rep. Jim Jordan: Listen you can’t make this stuff up. It gets worse each and every day… What deep down scares me, if this actually happened the FBI had a concerted effort with the people at the top to go after one party’s nominee to help the other party’s nominee. If that actually happened in the United States of America and everything each and every day points to more and more likely that that is what took place, it is sad for our country if that took place. And I think it did based on everything I am seeing. All the evidence points to that.