Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan clashed with MSNBC’s Katy Tur Monday.
“I want to keep you focused on the facts,” Jordan told Tur.
“If the president feels so confidently that he’s innocent and feels so confidently it will end well in his favor, and if he really wants the Mueller investigation to go on unimpeded, why is he tweeting what he’s tweeting?” Tur asked. “Why did he tweet what he tweeted over the weekend? Why is his lawyer coming out–and saying this investigation needs to end? Why is he, why is he saying as much as he’s saying?”
“Think about what the FBI did,” Jordan responded. “The top people, the people I just talked about, many of them have been fired, a bunch of them have been demoted, they took a campaign opposition research document, dressed it all up, made it sound like it was legitimate intelligence, took it to a FISA court to get a warrant to spy on a fellow American citizen, when they went to the court, they didn’t tell them the whole truth, the didn’t tell them who paid for the document…”
Tur responded, “Hold on, that’s what Devin Nunes–that’s a Republican partisan finding…”
The two continued to go back and forth, until Tur said, “I want to keep you focused on this, and respectfully…”
“I want to keep you focused on the facts,” he responded.