Rep. Jim Jordan told Fox News Wednesday that former FBI and Obama officials must be held accountable for dragging the nation through four years of turmoil in an investigation against President Donald Trump and his campaign that in “their own words” was not predicated on any real evidence.
Jordan, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said the “Obama- Biden intelligence community told us” they didn’t have any evidence showing the Trump campaign was conspiring with Russia. The investigation into Trump was purely political and based on lies, he added.
Senior Obama officials worked against congressional investigations to hide the truth from the American people, Jordan said. He added “they didn’t want to tell us – but thanks to Rick Grenell who released their sworn testimony we have all what they said.”
Grenell, who recently served as the acting Director of National Intelligence, declassified and released a mountain of congressional testimony from former Obama officials that revealed they had no predicate to believe Trump, nor anyone in his campaign, was conspiring with Russia in the 2016 election.
Jordan pointed to testimony from former national security advisor Susan Rice, who was intimately involved in the FBI’s probe into Trump, stating that there was never any evidence of a conspiracy. Moreover, he noted that former Obama DNI James Clapper also admitted there was no evidence of a conspiracy. Still, both Rice and Clapper, along with Obama’s other top officials, continued to investigate Trump and propagate lies in the media that the campaign had somehow colluded with Russian intelligence officials.
“Let’s hope John Durham has some indictments coming real soon,” said Jordan, noting that Durham’s investigation has criminal prosecution power. Jordan said there should absolutely be indictments against FBI officials, like former FBI agent Peter Strzok and others, who falsified information to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.
He noted that Attorney General William Barr, among others, believe that there were members of the FBI, and possibly senior officials within the Obama administration, that were aware illegal spying was taking place on a political opponent.
Jordan also stressed that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s investigation uncovered that the FBI agents involved in obtaining Page’s FISA warrant, lied to the FISA court 17 times.
Watch the interview with Jordan below:
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How long will leaders who let our children down blame Covid-19 for their failures? Anger swept across Baltimore, Maryland, after not a single student passed their state math exams, and almost 75 percent testing at the lowest possible score.
The Daily Mail reports “The poor performances came in the latest round of Maryland‘s state testing, where 13 high schools in the city – a staggering 40 percent – failed to produce a single student with a ‘proficient’ score in math.” Baltimore City Schools not only received $1.6 billion last year from taxpayers, but the school district also received $799 million in Covid relief funding from the federal government.
“So, it’s not a funding issue. We’re getting plenty of funding,” said Jason Rodriguez, deputy director of Baltimore-based nonprofit People Empowered by the Struggle, to Fox Baltimore. “I don’t think money is the issue. I think accountability is the issue…This is educational homicide, there is no excuse for the failure, which has come after years of warnings over the city’s poor education standards,” added Rodriguez.
A bombshell study published this month by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) found that 16 million students were chronically absent during the pandemic. “The millions of students had missed more than 10 percent of schools days during the 2021-22 year, twice the number seen in previous years. More than eight in 10 public schools also reported stunted behavioral and social-emotional development in their students due to the pandemic, according to a May survey cited in the report.”
However, six years ago a similar report by Project Baltimore found that 13 schools in the city had zero students test ‘proficiently’ in math. An almost identical finding. “We’re still dealing with these same issues year after year,” Rodriguez continued. “It’s just scary to me and alarming to me because we know that what’s happening now, you know, it’s just opening up the floodgates to the school-to-prison pipeline. I’m beyond angry… This is why we’ve been calling for the resignation of the school CEO.”
Daily Mail notes that Rodriguez’s group has previously held rallies over the mounting educational crisis in the city, and in 2021 led calls for Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises to resign over low test scores and falling graduation rates.
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