Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) trotted out a conspiracy theory to push back against another round of bombshell claims by a former top FBI official — and quickly went down in flames.
The Ohio Republican tweeted a rebuttal to allegations by former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, who revealed that Justice Department officials considered invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump.
Jordan claimed the efforts detailed by McCabe as a conspiracy against the president, and boasted that Trump had fired his political enemies in the FBI.
“All un-elected and all plotted against the president,” Jordan tweeted. “(James) Comey: fired. McCabe: fired. (James) Baker: demoted, resigned. (Lisa) Page: demoted, resigned. (Peter) Strzok: demoted then fired.”
All un-elected and all plotted against the president.
Baker: demoted, resigned
Page: demoted, resigned
Strzok: demoted then firedhttps://t.co/hFEcYfMSU4ADVERTISEMENT
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 14, 2019
But other Twitter users said Jordan’s tweet made a strong case that Trump has obstructed justice by removing investigators looking into his political and business ties to Russia.
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— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 14, 2019
199 criminal charges against 37 defendants with 7 pleading/being found guilty and 4 people sentenced to jail within 2 yrs means.
People understand that prosecutors start from the bottom and work their way up, right?ADVERTISEMENT
— Josh Stack (@JoshuaKStack) February 14, 2019
is there a term for such a thing? obstruction of justice, perhaps?
— trace mcsorley fan account (@ScottGMcM) February 14, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
You should see what happened to all those who plotted WITH the president.
— David Pepper (@DavidPepper) February 14, 2019
I mean, you’re only proving the case for Trump and his admin committing Obstruction of Justice and witness tampering/intimidation.
— AlWatterson (@AlWatterson) February 14, 2019
And thankfully, none of them had to rely on you to protect them in the locker room.ADVERTISEMENT
— Local and Proud. So GFY. (@immnamna) February 14, 2019
These officials swore an oath to the Constitution not the president.
— Jake Fishman (@Jake_Fishman) February 14, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Thanks for the reminder of Trump's obstruction of Justice.
— Mason (@doofusbrane) February 14, 2019
Law enforcement "plots" to catch criminals and stop their illegal activity all the time, sparky. It's kinda what we hired them to do.
— Midnight Ride (@MidnightRideYC) February 14, 2019
It’s almost as if they were specifically targeted by a corrupt administration for doing their jobs 🤔ADVERTISEMENT
— Ryan Paulsen (@rpaulsenphoto) February 14, 2019
All republicans. All examples of Trump obstructing Justice. Good work Gymbo!
— Treason Stickers (@treasonstickers) February 14, 2019
I pray for your censure.
— Greg Proops (@GregProops) February 14, 2019
Hmm…fired/resigned vs indicted. Pay close attention because the People sure are!
— C L Cook (@100_cookies) February 14, 2019
Nice – thanks for the obstruction of justice roadmap.
Why are you tweeting? Don’t you have a shower to watch?
— Sonno (@TheRealSonno) February 14, 2019
All fired/demoted/resigned directly because of an active investigation into the sitting president, and you really can’t connect the dots about why that would justify an investigation into obstruction?
— Colby Preston (@BitoTx) February 14, 2019
You’re making a great case for Donald Trump having used presidential power to retaliate against people he felt threatened by.
— tpovio (@tpovio) February 14, 2019
I don't think you're making the point you think you're making. Basically, you've proven that anyone who's attempting to investigate this supposedly innocent man is fired before they can get to the truth
— The Maw (@jbxperience) February 14, 2019
Good job on cleanly making the case for obstruction of justice.
— K Dawn (@KDawn53942654) February 14, 2019