Republican Jim Jordan’s FBI conspiracy theory backfires as he makes 'a real good case' against Trump
U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Photo by Gage Skidmore.

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."

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.