Chris Cuomo Battles Rep. Jim Jordan Over Trump Claims of FBI Spy, Russia Probe: ‘That is Demonstrably False’


Rep. Jim Jordan appeared on CNN’s New Day for a showdown with Chris Cuomo over President Donald Trump’s claims of nefarious FBI spying and new calls to open a second special counsel.

Cuomo asked the Ohio Republican who has led the charge against the Russia investigation, to first react to Trump’s tweets claiming that the FBI used a “spy” on his campaign.

Jordan, a Freedom Caucus member who is being pushed to replace Paul Ryan as House Speaker, argued that the New York Times reporting that the FBI had an informant speak to members of the Trump campaign supports the argument.

Jordan went on to rail against the leadership of the FBI, demanding a second special counsel to “get to the bottom of this.” He touted legislation introduced by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) on Tuesday calling for such an investigation — which Cuomo dismissed as lacking serious support from lawmakers.

The pair battled over the FISA application obtained to surveil members of the campaign, and Jordan declared, “here we are a year and a half later not one bit of evidence any type of collusion any type of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.”

“Jim that is demonstrably false,” Cuomo shot back.

“What do you mean demonstrably false, even Democrats are saying that!” Jordan said.

“There is tons of proof of potential collusion,” Cuomo said.

Cuomo and Jordan continued to spar over Robert Mueller‘s special counsel probe, with Jordan insisting there was “no collusion” and Cuomo contending that there is plenty of evidence to the contrary.

Watch above, via CNN.

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