‘They Were The Lies To The FBI’: Jim Jordan Reveals John Durham’s Next Target


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Expected incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan has a theory about who Special Counsel John Durham will go after next — the FBI and others connected to twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Jordan said he is working to expose problems with the Trump-Russia investigation and contended that Durham will finish his investigation with a bang. Jordan noted that Russian-born analyst Igor Danchenko — key source for the Steele dossier that alleged ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia — was arrested as part of the Durham investigation.

The most important allegations made in the Steele dossier — which had connections to Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the law firm Perkins Coie — have not been proven and many have been disputed by the FBI.

Jordan said there were “three takeaways” from Durham.

“The first is that these aren’t just your typical 1001 lying to the FBI,” he said. “In other words, the Sussmann and Danchenko lies weren’t to Durham and his investigative team. They were the lies to the FBI at the start of the whole charade, at the start of the whole Trump-Russia thing.”


“So, these are lies from 2016 and 2017. I think that’s a key distinction. These are indictments from the original lies. This is not a lie. These are the lies that started the whole Russia investigation,” he added.

Jordan said: “The second thing is it’s what we’ve said all along. It was never Trump who colluded with the Russians. It was the Clinton campaign working with Russians to then get information to Christopher Steele, which then got to the FBI, and, shazam, they start this whole thing. Particularly with Danchenko, when you read that indictment, it’s like, this goes right back to Clinton. This is Dolan. This goes right back to the Clinton operatives.”


“I think maybe the third thing is, how did the FBI not know?” Jordan said. “How did they not know that when Sussmann comes in and talks to them that this was garbage about the Alfa Bank stuff and the relationship to Trump? How did they not know? Because remember, when Sussmann comes in, he doesn’t talk to just anybody at the FBI. He’s talking with Jim Baker, the chief counsel of the FBI, and he just hands him false information.”

“When you read through the Danchenko indictment and you see that it’s going right back to Clinton people who were starting this whole story, I assume it’s what we always thought. It was to take the heat off of Clinton herself,” Jordan said.

Jordan also recently said House Republicans will investigate President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and the allegations against him.


The Ohio Republican suggested “something is up” with the probe because of a new interest in the story by many of the same media outlets that initially dismissed reports of corruption evidence stemming from materials and emails obtained from a laptop he reportedly abandoned at a computer repair store in Delaware in 2019.

“It sure looks like Joe Biden was involved,” Jordan added. “So, my, how this story has changed. And now, we find out these text messages and emails that link the entire family, not just Hunter and Joe and — but also uncle, the — Joe’s brother, James Biden, is involved in this as well.”

Kentucky GOP Rep. James Comer, who will become the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee in January, told the Washington Post that Republicans plan to launch investigations very soon.

The Post asked Comer: “Do you plan on investigating Washington’s influence industry more broadly, or will the investigation be focused solely on Hunter Biden’s business deals?”


Comer responded: “Right now we’re focusing on Joe Biden. We’ll be looking into Hunter and Jim Biden — people forget about Jim, he’s just as bad as Hunter — with respect to influence-peddling. Sometimes these investigations uncover other areas that need to be looked into.”

“We need to have very thorough disclosure laws so we know, if [a president’s] immediate family members are doing business with [a foreign] country, this is exactly what they’re doing. These are the terms of the agreement. This is what they’re selling over there. This was what their sales were before their relative became president. This is what their sales were once he became president,” Comer said.

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