- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Rep. Jim Jordan says text messages between reassigned FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page telegraphed “the most extreme bias” he’s ever seen.

The Ohio Republican and member of the House Oversight Committee engaged in a rhetorical sparring match Monday night with CNN’s Chris Cuomo about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling of the 2016 election, with Mr. Jordan saying he was astonished at the animosity shown against President Trump by the FBI’s former No. 2 counterintelligence official.

“It was the most extreme bias I’ve ever seen,” Mr. Jordan told the “Cuomo Primetime” host, adding that the upcoming release of a classified memo by the House Intelligence Committee will be highly educational for the American public.

“The fact is, I think it’ll speak for itself and I think it’ll answer a lot of questions,” the lawmaker said. “We knew before the text messages came out — we suspected the fix was in on the Clinton investigation. Now that Strzok-Page text messages have come on we know the fix was in.”

“How do you know that?” countered the host.

“He said Trump is awful, Clinton should win 100 million to zero,” Mr. Jordan said. “It went a lot more than ‘they didn’t like Trump.’ It was animus against Trump. It was the most extreme bias I’ve ever seen.”

Mr. Jordan’s interview came less than 24 hours after the resignation Monday of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.

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