Republican Congressmen Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) co-penned an op-ed for Washington Examiner.
The conservative men agree: Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs to go.
The specific reason?
Check this out…
From Washington Examiner:
Question 1: If George Papadopoulos was central to the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign, why did the FBI wait more than 6 months to interview him in late January and again in February? And even if they were trying to keep the probe quiet during the 2016 election, why wait more than 2 months after Election Day?
Question 2: If Papadopoulos was so critical to the investigation, why did the FBI get a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, warrant on Carter Page in the summer of 2016 but not on Papadopoulos, the alleged central player?
Question 3: If Papadopoulos was key to a collusion investigation and evidence existed supporting that claim, why would Bruce Ohr, the former DOJ official married to Fusion GPS’ investigator, meet with Christopher Steele, author of the so-called “Trump dossier” hired by the Clinton campaign, before and after the election?
Question 4: Why would former FBI Director James Comey brief President Obama and President-Elect Trump on the contents of the Russian dossier, but not do the same thing on this campaign staffer’s alleged collusion?
Question 5: Why won’t the FBI answer questions from Congress on this very topic? Why do they continue to refuse transparency on whether they paid Christopher Steele for the Russian Dossier? We in Congress have asked them repeatedly to tell us what was in the application they took to the FISA Court to get a warrant for spying on the Trump campaign. Did they use the dossier in their application? This demands an answer.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russia investigation, but it would appear he has no control at all of the premier law enforcement agency in the world. It is time for Sessions to start managing in a spirit of transparency to bring all of this improper behavior to light and stop further violations. If Sessions can’t address this issue immediately, then we have one final question needing an answer: When is it time for a new attorney general?
Sadly, it seems the answer is now.
More from Dayton Daily News:
Along with other conservative members of Congress, Jordan has also questioned the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her term as Secretary of State, and ties between a Justice Department official and a dossier on Trump’s alleged ties to Russia that was partly paid for as opposition research by Clinton’s presidential campaign.
He also says there’s “no evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians” despite “constant headlines” and “rampant speculation” that’s overshadowed Trump administration accomplishments such as last month’s tax overhaul, the stock market’s rise, and the decline of the Islamic State in the Middle East.
Jordan’s column attacked a New York Times article that suggested the FBI began investigating Trump’s campaign after one of its volunteers – George Papadoupolos – told an Australian diplomat the Russian government had stolen emails it intended to use to embarrass Hillary Clinton weeks before the emails were made public. Papadopoulos subsequently pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about his contacts with Russians.
And there it is.
According to Jordan and Meadows, “it would appear [Sessions] has no control at all of the premier law enforcement agency in the world.”
Not good for Sessions. Not good for President Trump. Not good for America.
More on Jordan, who scorched an MSNBC host after he saw her book was 30% off – per Townhall:
An exasperated Katy Tur told her guest Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) at the end of their interview Friday that just once she’d appreciate it if he actually answer one of her questions.
Jordan, not to be out quipped, randomly mentioned how he’d glanced at her election book the other day in Barnes & Noble.
“I’m going to get the whole thing. Yeah, it was like 30 percent off at Barnes & Noble, I need to buy it and read the whole thing,” Jordan said.
And boom goes the dynamite!
Are Jordan and Meadows correct? Sessions needs to go?
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]