Chris Hayes Challenges GOP Rep Over Trump Campaign’s Contact with Russia: ‘That’s Not Strange to You!?’

With Trump loyalists beginning to make noise about the need for special counsel Robert Mueller to be removed from his post, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) was brought on MSNBC tonight to give his take. And while he didn’t fully embrace Mueller’s firing, he also made it known that he wasn’t a fan of his.

And he also indicated that he’s really not all that bothered by a number of Trump associates being deceptive about their contacts with Russian officials, much to the consternation of host Chris Hayes.

Following Jordan going on for a few minutes about how everyone wanted to see James Comey fired and his distaste for Mueller when he was FBI director, Hayes asked the congressman if he understood why Attorney General Jeff Sessions, White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and ex-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn all initially misled on their contacts with Russians.

After saying the Sessions corrected the record and Flynn was fired — not exactly answering Hayes’ question — Jordan then said there was an investigation going on, adding that Trump wasn’t personally under investigation.

Hayes noted that he wasn’t saying the president was under investigation before challenging Jordan to answer his question:

“For those of us trying to figure this out, it doesn’t strike you as weird as three people close to the president of the United States under penalty of perjury gave misleading or false answers about meeting with Russian officials? That’s not strange to you?”

“We’ll get the answers to that,” Jordan replied, leading to Hayes asking why his interest wasn’t piqued.

“As a man who has overseen investigations, who sat on the Benghazi committee, who looked at fact patterns and said something doesn’t add up here when Barack Obama was president, you see that and you say to yourself, eh, I don’t know,” Hayes noted.

Watch the interview above, via MSNBC.

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