Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Fox News on Tuesday that Democrats were “not focused” on working to help the country but instead were on a mission to “find something” on President Donald Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
While giving an interview on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning, Jordan — the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee — reacted to calls from Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to release the classified Mueller report and grand jury materials, saying the idea was “scary” because the report and grand jury materials contain information on people not indicted by Mueller’s probe:
“You’ve got the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, saying, ‘Go ahead and make public classified information.’ And then you have the chairman of the Judiciary Committee saying, ‘Go ahead and make public grand jury material.’ Now that’s scary.”
“So this is where [the Democrats] are at because the Mueller report was not the bombshell they hoped it would be,” Jordan added.
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Rep @Jim_Jordan says it is "scary" Democrats are suggesting Barr make an un-redacted copy of the Mueller report public.
"That's not consistent with the law," he said
"This is where they are at because the Mueller report was not the bombshell that they had hoped it would be." pic.twitter.com/Ya3jXNAOOD
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 2, 2019
The Ohio Republican explained that it was “total standard operating procedure” to not “make that information public.” He also said that Attorney General William Barr “wants to release as much as possible” and that he would be “consistent with the law” when making Mueller’s findings public.
Jordan then slammed Democrats as being “committed to getting at this president” and “not focused on doing what’s best for the country.”
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"Rep. Jordan: Democrats are committed to trying to find something in the Mueller Report to undermine Trump"
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) April 2, 2019
Jordan’s comments come after Nadler — the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee — announced this week that he would subpoena the full Mueller report.
Schiff — the California Democrat at the helm of the House Intelligence Committee — was recently asked by every Republican member on the committee to resign from his chairmanship during a hearing on Russian election interference.
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who was on the Intelligence Committee during his time in office, weighed in on the calls, slamming Schiff as “deeply partisan” and saying that he “did everything he could” to ensure former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won the 2016 presidential election, as IJR Red previously reported.