Republican Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio on Sunday declined to comment on President Donald Trump’s moral character or ethics.
In a interview on Face the Nation, host Margaret Brennan accused Jordan of “picking and choosing” results from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
“But because you’re deciding to put aside those indictments and guilty pleas, it appears that you’re picking and choosing when you’re — you’re picking the outcome you like and looking away from the ones you didn’t,” Brennan said.
“No, I’m not. Those people did things wrong. They’re going to have to face consequences for that,” Jordan stated. “But that wasn’t the charge of the special counsel investigation. It was to look at that one fundamental issue. We’ll read the report and see what it says. But all indications are, and I’ve seen no evidence. Now, almost two and a half years of investigation, I have seen no evidence of any type of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia to impact the election.”
“But that’s not the question,” Brennan retorted. “There are all these instances that ethically look questionable. The president’s son agreeing to meet with Russian intermediaries to get dirt on Hillary Clinton, a number of different things along the way that came to light in the course of this investigation, not disclosing the primary voters the president was seeking business deals with Russia.”
“Do those things morally sit right with you?” the CBS host asked.
“Look, we’ll read the report and see what the special counsel has to say,” Jordan remarked.
“Those are things we already know, and I’m asking you ethically, morally?” Brennan pressed.
“Here’s what I know about the president,” Jordan replied. “In two and a half years as president of the united States, we have seen regulations cut. We have seen taxes reduced. We have seen the economy growing in an unbelievable rate.”
“You’re diverting,” Brennan shot back.
“I’m telling you the truth,” Jordan continued. “I was with the president last Wednesday in Ohio. I saw the response he got from citizens in our district, the people lined up on the streets cheering him because we have Gorsuch and Kavanaugh on the court.”
“So ethically those things are fine with you?” Brennan said.
“I’m saying that wasn’t the charge of the special counsel’s investigation,” the Ohio Republican insisted. “The central charge of the special counsel investigation was to look at collusion. There has been zero evidence, zero evidence of any type of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the election.”
Watch the video below from CBS.
Trump staff sent home early as White House braces for another night of protests
After a third night of unrest in Washington D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced another curfew for Monday night, saying, "We’re prepared for multiple days of demonstrations.” The curfew will begin at 7 p.m. Monday and run through Tuesday morning.
According to reports, the White House will be shutting down accordingly, with only the most senior staffers staying on.
"Sources tell me the White House told all staffers who don’t need to be there to leave by 4 pm ET today due to planned protests," CNN's Jake Tapper tweeted. "I’m told by a source that White House senior staff will continue working."
Louisville police chief fired after mayor determines body cameras were off during David McAtee shooting
On Monday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced that the chief of the city's police department has been relieved of duty, effective immediately.
The move comes after the body cameras of Louisville police officers involved in the fatal shooting of David McAtee, a local Black businessman, had not been active.
🚨 Mayor of #Louisville: The body cameras of those involved in the shooting last night that killed David McAtee were NOT active.
LISTEN: Charlamagne Tha God clashes with ‘delusional’ Rush Limbaugh in debate over George Floyd’s killing and white privilege
During an interview with Rush Limbaugh this Monday, Charlamagne Tha God called out the conservative radio host for his white privilege and asked him why he's choosing to speak out on George Floyd's killing while there have been countless examples of police violence against black people.
“I know that you’re going to disagree with me on this — to me this is not America,” Limbaugh said, adding that he thinks the U.S. is the greatest country in the world.
But according to Charlamagne, America is only great for some people.
“I think it’s easy for you to say because you’re a white male and that comes with a different level of privilege,” Charlamagne said. “And I do think America does work but it works for the people it was designed to work for. It doesn’t work for everyone else the way it works for you.”