Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Tuesday outlined his response to the Durham Report, saying that “nothing is off the table” in terms of potential criminal charges against those involved in the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign.
“We’re going to talk with our lawyers,” Jordan told “Sunday Morning Futures” anchor Maria Bartiromo. He also said there would be talks with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on “where to proceed from here.”
“Are there people that were highlighted in the Durham investigation and the Durham report that we need to talk to on the Judiciary Committee? We’re going to give that a good, hard look,” Jordan said.
“Nothing is off the table,” he added, “because it is critical the American people understand how their government — their agencies — have been turned on them, the taxpayer, and we get all the facts out there.”
Jordan jumped into action after the Department of Justice (DOJ) released Durham’s report last week. He asked the special counsel to testify before the Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction in the matter.
Jordan said the special counsel’s report showed “the FBI had no probable cause, no predicate, no evidence whatsoever, and yet they launch into an investigation of President Trump and his campaign.”
With these new revelations about the bureau’s misuse of surveillance tools and whistleblower allegations of “political rot” within the law enforcement agency, Jordan said lawmakers are considering ways to rein in the FBI.
The chairman focused on two key areas: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) reforms and the appropriations process.
“We have to exercise our authority, the power of the purse, to limit what the federal government — what the FBI and the Justice Department are doing to the American people,” Jordan said.
The Durham Report, which was released on Tuesday, found that the FBI relied on “numerous false and misleading statements” from Christopher Steele’s dossier in order to obtain a warrant to surveil Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser.
Let's not limit it to the FBI. Congress should slash funding for all agencies that Obama weaponized, including the CIA, ATF, DOJ, IRS, and DHS.https://t.co/HbQFMvuI0A
— Scott4Trump (@Scott_4Trump) May 22, 2023