'Katy, come on!': GOP lawmaker's attempt to bluster through MSNBC interview turns into train wreck TV
Katy Tur and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on MSNBC (Screen capture)

Freedom Caucus congressman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) struggled through an awkward interview with MSNBC's Katy Tur on Friday as he furiously avoided answering whether he believes Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions' job is to protect President Donald Trump from legal jeopardy.


"Do you think it's Jeff Sessions' job to protect the president?" asked Tur.

Rep. Jordan responded with a non-answer, saying Jeff Sessions should not have recused himself from the Russia investigation -- in spite of getting caught lying about multiple meetings with Russian officials.

"That's not what I asked you," Tur said as Jordan held forth about the need for a second special counsel and that the Justice Department needs to "stop the leaks" about the Mueller probe.

Tur corrected Jordan that leaks about Mueller's investigation are actually thought to be coming from the defendants' camps, not the special counsel's office and tried to get Jordan to answer the question.

"It's a yes or no question," she said. "Answer it."

Instead, Jordan changed the subject to the Steele dossier. When Tur pointed out that the dossier wasn't actually what prompted the FBI to look into the Trump campaign's connections to Russia, Jordan petulantly said, "Come on, Katy."

"You can't say, 'Come on, Katy,' go to your colleagues and say it to them," said Tur, referring to Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) who have both stated that parts of the Steele dossier have been verified as fact.

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