Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) questioned why Hillary Clinton’s former campaign lawyer, Michael Sussmann, had special access to the FBI on the “Todd Starnes Show” Wednesday.
The Ohio congressman reacted to news that a jury of Sussmann’s peers found him “not guilty” of lying to the FBI.
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW WITH REP. JIM JORDAN ON THE TODDCAST PODCAST BELOW:
Below is a rushed transcript of an interview with Ohio Representative Jim Jordan on the Todd Starnes Show, which airs live across the nation noon to 3p.m. EST.
Starnes: [01:01:17] On the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker Line congressman Jim Jordan. Congressman, an incredibly disappointing verdict coming out yesterday. Hillary Clinton’s former campaign lawyer, Sussmann, Michael Sussmann, found not guilty. How do you find this guy not guilty? I don’t get that. How do you acquit this guy?
Jim Jordan: Yeah, you know, I didn’t get it either. You know, he lied. I think the lie was, in fact, material. You just never know how a jury in, particularly in D.C., is going to get a ruling, and going to decide. I do think, though, we learned some amazing, you know, information. Just just, you know, the idea that Secretary Clinton told Sussman to take false information, information she knew was false to the press, and then that same information was taken to the FBI. I mean, that is unbelievable because I said this yesterday. Think about it. She’s former first lady, former secretary of state, former United States senator from New York, candidate for president of the Democrat Party. And she is actively saying take false information, information we made up. Take that information to hurt our political opponent. And that information got taken by Sussmann, her lawyer to the FBI. So that is unbelievable. And, you know, that is the scary thing. So we’ll see what happens here next with Durham’s investigation. But you’re right, it was disappointing.
Starnes: And, of course, you know, to your point, Washington, D.C., that’s where the jury pool is. We’re talking about Democrats outnumbering Republicans 14 to 1.
Jim Jordan: Yeah.
Starnes: And there was literally one of the jurors. And by the way, folks, they’re all anonymous. So we’re not we don’t know who these people are. One of them actually said, according to The Washington Times, there are bigger things that affect the nation than a possible lie to the FBI. I suspect that would be a very different outcome if that were you or me up and up on trial.
Jim Jordan: Or if it was, you know, Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, all the things they did to those individuals. I think, you know, that’s that is just that’s not how our great country works. You’re supposed to look.. Again, we don’t know what all was presented in the trial, so, You know. We’ll say that. But it sure seems like you had the emails. Well, one of those we learned in the course of this trial with the emails that became public, we learned that Sussman had a special badge to access to the FBI. Now, why is that? Why? Why why does he get like you remember Daniel Richman, the guy that Comey, when he leaked his memos, he leaked them through Richmond. Richmond had his lawyer, the friend of Comey’s, he had the same special access to the FBI that Sussman did. What is that all about? We need to find out how many people get the special badge that gives them access to the top people at the FBI. I’d like to know that, particularly when one of them happens to be Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer.
Starnes: It’s a great question. It’s just unbelievable. The FBI behaving almost as if they’re state police or they’re an offshoot of the Clinton campaign. This is the deep state, rot. That President Trump was dealing with. And it’s an ugly thing.
Jim Jordan: Yeah, no, it sure is. And, you know, again, I think the vast majority of the agents are great, great people. It’s just these folks that that at the top, Comey, McCabe, Paige, Struck, Baker, these folks at the top and the cozy relationship they had with the Clinton campaign people makes you it makes you wonder, you know, what was going on. Let’s hope Durham can continue to get to the bottom of this and find out everything that took place there.
Starnes: And again, this is the same FBI that did, in fact, launch investigations against moms and dads who were asking tough questions of their local school boards.
Jim Jordan: Congressman. Yep. Yep. It sure is. And God bless the like I said, the good agents that there are so many of them, the agents who came forward as whistleblowers and told us what was going on. And more than two dozen cases where we know that they, the apparatus that the Biden administration that the Justice Department put in place was used to report, snitch on parent. And some of the examples we gave in our letter that we sent to the FBI, you know, the one mom was in Mom’s for liberty and owned a gun. Well, that’s you’re allowed to do that under the first and Second Amendment in this great country. But that’s what got her on the snitch line and got the FBI to come out and investigate her simply because she was going to a school board meeting, standing up for the, you know, the best interest of her son or daughter.
Starnes: Crazy. All right, Congressman, we’ve got to leave it there. Good stuff, as always. Appreciate you, sir.
Jim Jordan: You bet. Thanks. Thanks, brother. Take care.
Starnes: All right. Congressman Jim Jordan out of Ohio, everybody.