Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio said that Donald Trump was ‘right on target’ when he suggested Hillary Clinton’s operatives should be executed after she was accused of treason by the former president.
Trump launched a blistering attack on Clinton on Saturday after special counsel John Durham said his team had spied on his White House servers to find ties to Russia so as to smear him.
Trump argued Durham’s report was even more shocking than Watergate and demanded that everyone involved should be prosecuted and executed if possible.
‘In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death,’ Trump said.
In an appearance on Fox & Friends, Jordan backed Trump’s statement.
‘We’ve never seen anything like this in history,’ Jordan exclaimed. ‘So President Trump’s statement yesterday, I think is right on target. This is truly unprecedented, truly something that has never happened in the history of our great country.’
Jordan continued by saying that the ‘spying’ was ‘worse than [we] thought.’
As CNN revealed last week, a committee investigating the January 6, 2021 violence had obtained call records that showed Trump was in communication with Jordan for at least 10 minutes the morning of the attack.
As a result of Jordan refusing to be interviewed, the committee is debating whether or not to subpoena him.
‘I talked to the President a number of times that day, but I don’t remember the times,’ Jordan explained to CNN.
Other official documents including call logs were turned over to House committees after the Supreme Court rejected Trump’s appeal for them to remain confidential.
‘President Trump was right. Remember in 2017, when President Trump said they [Democrats] were spying on me and all the press and all the Democrats said no, they weren’t and then in 2019, then-Attorney-General Bill Barr said spying took place…’ Jordan said on Sunday on Fox & Friends.
‘Well, now we know for sure…Yes, there was spying going on, and it was worse than we thought because they were spying on the sitting President of the United States.’
‘We do know this, John Durham is going right back to the start…It is all about the lies that started in 2016 when they started all this concerted effort to go after a Presidential campaign. That’s what’s so frightening here,’ Jordan continued.
In a statement Sunday, Trump compared the alleged spying to the Watergate scandal that led to Nixon’s fall.
‘What Hillary Clinton and the Radical Left Democrats did with respect to spying on a President of the United States, even while in office, is a far bigger crime than Watergate,’ Trump declared.
‘It will be interesting to see how it was covered by the media and what Mitch McConnell and the RINOs will be doing about it. This is an insult to the Republican Party, but a far greater insult to our Nation.’
Following Durham’s court filing explaining the alleged hack, Trump unleashed a scathing response on Sunday, saying that Team Clinton’s behavior once would have merited execution.
‘In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death. In addition, reparations should be paid to those in our country who have been damaged by this.’
On Twitter, Donald Trump Jr. echoed what his father had said, writing: ‘BREAKING: Donald Trump and the RNC funded SIGINT collection AGAINST the Executive Office of the President of the United States, just like the Russians do. This is TREASON!
‘Just kidding, it was Hillary Clinton and a big tech executive. Durham is coming.’
BREAKING: Donald Trump and the RNC funded SIGINT collection AGAINST the Executive Office of the President of the United States, just like the Russians do. This is TREASON!
Just kidding, it was Hillary Clinton and a big tech executive. Durham is coming.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 13, 2022
It is alleged that Clinton kept a tech firm on staff to ‘infiltrate’ servers at the Trump Tower and White House.
The purpose was to smear Trump by linking him to Russia, according to a filing by Special Counsel John Durham.
In October 2020, while Trump was president, Attorney General William Barr appointed Durham to serve as the Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice. Investigators continue to look into a case that may anger supporters of the 45th president.
A motion filed by Durham on Friday looked at a potential conflict of interest regarding former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman, who has been accused of telling a false story to federal agents. Sussman has entered a not guilty plea.
Kash Patel, the former chief investigator of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Trump-Russia, said Friday’s filing ‘definitively showed the Hillary Clinton campaign directly funded and ordered its lawyers at Perkins Coie to orchestrate a criminal enterprise to fabricate a connection between President Trump and Russia,’ Fox News reports.
‘Per Durham, this arrangement was put in motion in July of 2016, meaning the Hillary Clinton campaign and her lawyers masterminded the most intricate and coordinated conspiracy against Trump when he was both a candidate and later president of the United States while simultaneously perpetuating the bogus Steele Dossier hoax,’ Patel explained to Fox.
In the indictment, Sussman is accused of telling FBI General Counsel James Baker two months prior to the election of President Donald Trump that he was not working ‘for anyone’ when he presented papers allegedly describing a ‘covert communications channel’ between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, the largest of the private banks in Russia with ties to the Kremlin.