Rep. Jordan questions timing of Sen. Schumer’s remarks’ about intel officials during Flynn investigation
UPDATED 7:12 AM PT — Monday, May 4, 2020
Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has raised concerns over the timing of key dates during General Michael Flynn’s investigation.
During an interview Sunday, he brought attention to a January 2017 interview where Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said intelligence officials have ways of “getting back at you” if you anger them.
This comment from Schumer came just one day before the FBI stopped the bureau from closing its investigation into General Flynn.
Flynn’s lawyers have argued he was treated unfairly. They cited newly unsealed documents, which reveal handwritten notes from FBI officials.
BREAKING: Unsealed documents show top FBI officials discussing their motivations for interviewing then-NSA Michael Flynn in the White House in January 2017:
“What is our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute [Flynn] or get him fired?” pic.twitter.com/8D1S1ifGn0
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“You take on the Intelligence Community, they have six ways from Sunday of getting back at ya, so even for a practical, sometimes hard-nosed business man he’s being really dumb to do this,” Schumer stated. “What do you think the Intelligence Community would do? I don’t know, but I know they are very upset with the way he has talked about them.”
Jordan believes Schumer’s comments serve as further evidence that intelligence officials were “out to get the president” and they were willing to do “whatever it took to get him,” ‘including going after Flynn.