Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs to appoint a second special counsel to investigate alleged abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
“There was serious wrongdoing done at the FISA court, at least all indications are that that took place,” the congressman said on Fox News.
“When they didn’t present the whole truth to the court, when they didn’t tell them who paid for this dossier, when they led with the dossier, when they didn’t tell them that Christopher Steele, his relationship had been terminated in the FBI, and they subsequently go to the court to get those renewals and they don’t tell the court that information?”
He added. “You are supposed to give the court the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I don’t think they gave them the whole truth. So, this needs investigating. The only remedy is a second special counsel.”
Jordan then listed the various FBI officials who have left the agency or special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian election interference.
“We’re supposed to believe those top people at the FBI can investigate themselves?” He asked.
“It can’t work,” the congressman added. “So, appoint the second special counsel, Mr. Attorney General, and let’s get on with this and get answers to the American people.”