Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), along with Rep. Steve King (R-IA), joined Fox News host Tucker Carlson Thursday night and dropped a major clue about the FBI’s role in obtaining a “secret warrant,” that may have been used to surveil Trump campaign officials.
Rep. Jordan: “I think tomorrow, I think tomorrow, Tucker — and I always say this — never forget what we’re talking about here. A secret court, where the FBI goes to get a secret warrant to spy on American citizens, and tomorrow, when this memo comes out, the American people, I think, will see very clearly what the FBI told the court to get that secret warrant and what they didn’t tell the court. And to me, that is critical, particularly when this all happened in the context of a campaign for the presidency of the United States.”
.@Jim_Jordan on FISA memo: "Tomorrow when this memo comes out, the American people I think will see very clearly what the FBI told the court to get that secret warrant and what they didn't tell the court." #Tucker pic.twitter.com/fFOrbw0n5v
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 2, 2018
Earlier this month, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) suggested something very similar to Jordan’s comments.
Gaetz hinted to Judge Jeanine Pirro that the memo outlines how the U.S. government may have committed fraud by presenting the courts with “false information,” to obtain FISA warrants.
“You’re aware as a Judge of the way evidence has to be authenticated and presented to a court to get a warrant,” began the Florida Republican.
“It has to be probable cause to sign a warrant,” Judge Jeanne interjected.
“Of course, and prosecutors and investigators cannot perpetrate frauds on the court by presenting false information or information they know to be false,” Rep. Gaetz continued.