Republican Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows appeared together on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday to express their displeasure with the Department of Justice and suggested a new attorney general might be the only cure.
“I’m tired of the excuses,” Meadows said on Fox News. “I can tell you, I’ve looked at some of this stuff. And if you put all of their workforce on the level playing field where they’re actually redacting it every day, what they’ve produced to Congress is less than two pages a day.”
He accused the FBI and DOJ of trying to hide information from Congress and said if Attorney General Jeff Sessions can’t get the job done then Trump should find someone who can.
“I can tell you it’s more spin and here’s what we do know. I sent a letter to the attorney general outlining 10 redactions of material facts,” Meadows said. “Not just names here or there. But material facts that the DOJ and FBI are hiding from Congress and when that happens, enough is enough. Let’s get the documents. Let’s do it this week. And if this attorney general and deputy attorney general can’t do it, let’s find two who will.”
“Think about the double standard,” Jordan said. “Yesterday we had the FBI raid, the president’s attorney’s residence and his business and got information that’s privileged information. And, yet, when Hillary Clinton had 60-some thousand emails and David Kendall had possession of those emails, they got to decide on the front end. David Kendall, Heather Samuelson and Cheryl Mills and Secretary Clinton got to decide which ones were personal and which ones they got to keep and ultimately destroy and which ones gave back to the taxpayers and gave back to the government. So, what a double standard we see.”
“Why don’t you just give us the information, Mr. Wray,” Jordan continued. “Give us the information Mr. Rosenstein. Give us the information Mr. Sessions, that we’ve asked for.”
Jordan still believes a second special counsel is warranted and may be the only way to find out the whole truth.
“We’ve also called for, nine months ago, we called for a second special counsel. Attorney General Sessions sent a letter to Congress a few weeks ago and he said only under extraordinary circumstances do you name a special counsel,” Jordan said.
“Well, how about these facts … James Comey’s been fired,” Jordan added. “Andrew McCabe’s been fired. Chief counsel at the FBI Jim Baker has been demoted and reassigned. Peter Strzok, demoted and reassigned. Lisa Page, demoted and reassigned. Those last two individuals kicked off the Mueller team. And Bruce Ohr, top official at the Justice Department failed to tell the FBI and Justice Department that his wife was working for Fusion GPS. How about that fact?”
“If that’s not extraordinary circumstances, I don’t know what is,” he said.
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