Jim Jordan Says Clinton Campaign Was ‘Cozying Up To Russia’


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Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan has responded to the latest indictment from the investigation into the Russian collusion hoax and he placed the blame at the feet of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

He appeared on the Fox News show “The Faulkner Focus,” with host Harris Faulkner and said it was the Clinton campaign that was getting cozy with Russia.

“I think it’s important to understand this indictment and the one that happened a few weeks back with Mr. Sussmann, both of these are not about these individuals lying to John Durham and his investigative team,” he said. “They are about the original lies they told in 2016 and 2017 to the FBI that started this charade that was the Trump/Russia investigation. So, Durham is going to the source when it all began.”

Michael Sussmann is a cybersecurity attorney who worked for the Democrats and Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

He pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to the FBI during a 2016 meeting where he talked to them about the Trump Organization and Russia, CNN reported.


“[B]oth of these individuals, Sussmann and Danchenko have ties to the Clinton campaign,” he said. “So, I think it is interesting. You know, oh, President Trump was working with Russia. That was baloney. But in fact, it was the Clinton campaign who was cozying up to Russia and people who had influence with Russia. That, to me, is the irony of all this. So, I’m actually encouraged that we’re actually going to hold people accountable who did wrong and put our country through this three-year ordeal that was based on a garbage dossier and the garbage information that Sussmann took directly to the FBI.”

Russian-born analyst Igor Danchenko, who is living in the United States, was arrested by federal agents on Thursday as part of the John Durham investigation, The New York Times reported.

The arrest of the analyst, Igor Danchenko, is part of the special counsel inquiry led by John H. Durham, who was appointed by the Trump administration to scrutinize the Russia investigation for any wrongdoing, the people said.

Mr. Danchenko, was the primary researcher of the so-called Steele dossier, a compendium of rumors and unproven assertions suggesting that Mr. Trump and his 2016 campaign were compromised by and conspiring with Russian intelligence officials in Moscow’s covert operation to help him defeat Hillary Clinton.

The people familiar with the matter spoke on condition of anonymity because the indictment of Mr. Danchenko had yet to be unsealed. A spokesman for Mr. Durham did not respond to a request for comment.

Some claims from the Steele dossier made their way into an F.B.I. wiretap application targeting a former Trump campaign adviser in October 2016. Other portions of it — particularly a salacious claim about a purported sex tape — caused a political and media firestorm when Buzzfeed published the materials in January 2017, shortly before Mr. Trump was sworn in.

As The Times reported, the most important allegations made in the dossier have not been proven, and some have been disputed by FBI agents.

FBI agents interviewed Danchenko in 2017 which suggested that parts of the dossier were misleading.


In 2020 Danchenko was interviewed by The Times and defended his work.

“I’ve never been a Russian agent,” he said. “It is ridiculous to suggest that. This, I think, it’s slander.”

“I have done nothing more than simply relay these matters of intense public interest to the American people,” Mr. Graham wrote.

He said he went to the Ritz Carlton and talked to a manager regarding rumors about celebrity guests and that the manager said security officials had wired the hotel to gain compromising information on guests like Trump, which he took as confirmation of the rumors.

“I circled around it, you know, enough for them to say, ‘look, yeah, there is a — you know, a funny thing. There might be a tape of Mr. Trump, might be sexual, but, you know, things that happen at Ritz-Carlton stay at Ritz-Carlton,’” he said.


Last week it was reported that Special Counsel John Durham is expected to call the former top lawyer for the FBI in a case involving a former attorney for a law firm that counted the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton as clients.

“Prosecutors working with special counsel John Durham’s team indicated they may call former FBI General Counsel James Baker to testify in the case of former Democrat attorney Michael Sussmann, who was indicted for allegedly lying to the FBI,” The Epoch Times reported.

“During a status hearing Tuesday, Durham prosecutor Andrew DeFilippis and his team said they plan to call Baker, who now works for Twitter, to testify as part of the case against Sussmann,” the outlet continued, citing reporting from Fox News and the Washington Examiner.

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