'That Is Just So Wrong': Rep. Jordan Slams Comey for Dismissing FISA Memo
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) called out James Comey after the former FBI director dismissed a memo on purported surveillance abuses as “dishonest” and “misleading.”
Following the memo's much-anticipated release by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, Comey tweeted, "That's it?"
That’s it? Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee, destroyed trust with Intelligence Community, damaged relationship with FISA court, and inexcusably exposed classified investigation of an American citizen. For what? DOJ & FBI must keep doing their jobs.
— James Comey (@Comey) February 2, 2018
The memo alleges that the infamous anti-Trump dossier -- which was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee -- was used by the FBI to secure surveillance warrants on at least one member of the Trump team.
On "Fox & Friends," Jordan pointed out that Comey, then in his role as FBI director, personally signed off on the first FISA warrant that cited the dossier.
"What you had is, in the midst of a presidential election, the FBI takes one campaign's oppo research political document to a secret court to get a secret warrant to spy on an American citizen," Jordan said. "And they don't tell the court who paid for it, namely the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign."
He said that' a fundamental violation of the Fourth Amendment, but all Comey can say is, "That's it?"
"Here's a guy who's supposed to protect the Bill of Rights, protect the Fourth Amendment, the First Amendment, and yet he says, 'That's it?'" Jordan said. "That is just so wrong. And what they did is so wrong to get that secret warrant to spy on a fellow citizen and use it in the midst of a campaign."
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