Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Thursday laid out evidence pointing to collusion between the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign and the Russians that eventually led to Trump campaign officials being spied on, and he demanded that Attorney General Jeff Sessions either appoint a special counsel or step down.
What is the evidence that Clinton colluded with Russians?
"You gotta go back to the basics," Jordan explained on Fox News' "Fox & Friends." "Remember we got [Robert] Mueller's special counsel team investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russians to influence the election."
"To date, we have zero evidence of that taking place," he said.
"But what do we know?" Jordan continued. "We have learned in the last several weeks that the Clinton campaign paid the law firm who paid Fusion GPS, who paid Christopher Steele, the MI-6 agent, who paid Russians. The Clinton campaign paid Russians for this report for this dossier, and it's been reported that this dossier was all dressed up by the government taken to the FISA court and became the basis to spy on Americans."
"So I think that's what happened, all the evidence points to that as being what took place," he added, "but [FBI Director] Christopher Wray can clear this all up, the FBI could clear this all up, the attorney general could clear this all up, [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein could clear this all up, if they just release the applications and prove I'm wrong. Prove that it didn't happen. I think it did."
Jordan went on to say that Sessions doesn't appear to understand where his own recusal ends and begins, and the congressman challenged him to open a special counsel to investigate these claims against Clinton — or step down.
Jordan reiterated the accusations against Clinton Thursday from Capitol Hill.
"If this happened — government working with one campaign to dress up a fake news report as intelligence, then taking it to a FISA court for a warrant to spy on the other political campaign — that's as wrong as it gets," he wrote.
If this happened--government working with one campaign to dress up a fake news report as intelligence, then taking it to a FISA court for a warrant to spy on the other political campaign--that's as wrong as it gets. And it shouldn't happen in America. https://t.co/hLLoWBi7wQ
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) December 7, 2017
"And it shouldn't happen in America," he concluded.